Lemon Vine
Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana'

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pereskia (per-ESS-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: aculeata (ah-kew-lee-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Godseffiana

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

Los Angeles, California

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Galveston, Texas

Burlington, Vermont

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 4, 2015, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Slow growing choice plant. In the warmest summers will bloom. It is only slightly frost hardy and should be protected from freezing temps. Recovery from them is like molasses.
Watch for winter rains that can cause rot also. Colorful and not often seen at larger then a cutting around here.

Negative

On Apr 4, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Though this plant grows too large for my purposes and has large spines, it is suitable for growing in hanging baskets where it can't get away and can be pruned to a desireable size. It is a primitive member of the cactus family, having salmon colored leaves that are evergreen in the warmer range.