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Dragon Fruit Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hylocereus undatus

 

Dragon Fruit Cactus

Hylocereus (white-fleshed pitahaya) is used both as an ornamental plant and as a fruit crop. It is a nightblooming cactus this is found trailing over rocks or as an epiphyte hanging down from branches of other plants on which is has become established.

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plant Features
  • Dragon Fruit Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Dragon Fruit Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Dragon Fruit Cactus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Dragon Fruit Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dragon Fruit Cactus

Latin name

Hylocereus undatus

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dragon Fruit Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Dragon Fruit Cactus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Dragon Fruit Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Dragon Fruit Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dragon Fruit Cactus is 0.50meters x 0.30meters 0.50 M 0.30 M

Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus (white-fleshed pitahaya) is used both as an ornamental plant and as a fruit crop. It is a nightblooming cactus this is found trailing over rocks or as an epiphyte hanging down from branches of other plants on which is has become established.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

These are most likely to be sourced as young plants and they should be grown in an open compost of 1 part sand to 2 parts of potting compost number 2. Place in full sunlight in the greenhouse

 
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