This is a primitive cactus that has not evolved to lose its leaves. This true cactus has beautiful golden leaves with a green center. When young the waxy leaves have a pinkish tint to them. The growth habit is vining and can grow to 25ft in length. It is a native to the West Indies and is sometimes called “Barbados Gooseberry” or “Lemon Vine”. The flowers are white and it has an edible fruit. This plant makes a beautiful hanging basket. It will grow in sun to partial shade and allow it to get dry between waterings.
Care of Pereskia aculeata cv. ‘Godseffiana’ variegata:
Shade to partial sun, temp. 45 to 100 degrees, vine to 20ft. allow getting fairly dry between waterings.
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