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Hylocereus cultivars – Dragon Fruit (cactus)

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We currently have SIN ESPINAS in stock only.

Dragon Fruit, also called Pitaya are cactus grown for their large and showy fruit. The fruit can weigh up to 1kg. The flesh and the seeds are eaten, the skin is discarded. Simply cut in half and scoop out!

Care and Cultivation of Hylocereus cultivars

Dragon Fruit are an easily cultivated, fast growing epiphyte or xerophyte. Either grow it up a tree or up a post. Needs a compost containing plenty of humus and sufficient moisture in summer. Can be grown in semi-shade or full sun. Extra light in the early spring will stimulate budding. Flowers in summer or autumn.

1 cutting 100-150mm length. Please add a note on checkout of which cultivar you would prefer, otherwise we will choose FOR YOU!

Available cuttings are;

DARK STAR (H. undatus, pink flesh)

CONDOR (H. guatemalensis hybrid, pink flesh)

SIN ESPINAS (no/small spines, red flesh)

EDGAR’S BABY (pink/red flesh)

ZAMORANO (H. polyrhizus, dark red flesh)

COSMIC CHARLIE (H. undatus, pink flesh)


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