This member of
the Cactaceae family was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1819. It if found in Brazil an maybe up north to Mexico. It prefers
well-drained soil, kept wet all-time during summer, a rather
high air-humidity and not too much sun. The stems will grow to 20
centimetres in diameter, the hole plant reaches for up to 5 meters.
The flowers are pink, the fruits quiet special for a cacti. It can
be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings, which must be watered
Pereskia: in the honour
of the French astronomer Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc
(1580-1637). grandifolia: of Latin grown, large and folium, sheet,
in reference to the large sheets of the species.