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Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus) potted plant, organic

$20.00

Family:  Cactus (Cactaceae)

Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown indoors as a potted plant.  Excellent in the greenhouse.  Protect from frost.

Perennial cactus native to Central America and the Caribbean.  Night-blooming and exotically scented, the flowers of Dragon Fruit can reach more than a foot long and wide.  The fruits are red and smooth skinned, with a succulent pink flesh dotted with the jet black seeds, the flesh being very sweet, edible and delicious, reaching up to 5 inches long.  In warm winter areas, these Cacti may be planted in the ground and trained up a pole and then allowed to droop into a weeping willow shape.  They will cling to the pole with epiphytic roots.  In nature, these commonly grow up into trees, their fruit hanging heavily pendant as if it were the fruit of the tree.  Space plants 5 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

 

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    Samantha

    Richo, can you add any info on growing these in pots? What requirements do they have for flower and fruit production?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi, these tend to bloom in the late summer and only on large vines that have bee given a suffriciency of fertility, sater, sun and warmth. The larger and healthier the cactus. Give 5 gallon pot of fertile, fast-drainoing mix and allow cactus to climb and grab on other trees and send roots through pot into gravel of floor. Warmer-zone gardeners can train them to a pole and allow to weep over, which encourages flowering from the arching limbs. richo

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    • Buu Leighton

      Is it the white or pink flesh variety? The catalog says pink and that’s the kind I’m interested in.

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Sorry, yes, pink

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