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Hylocereus undatus – Dragon Fruit (seed)

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A climbing cactus which produces large, pink fruit with a sweet, musky taste. This species is also used by the nursery industry as a stock for grafting other cacti species onto, particularly the chlorophyll-free species. Large showy flowers. Needs a trellis or tree to climb on. Hylocereus undatus has red/pink skin and white flesh fruit. Also called Pitaya.

Care and Cultivation of Hylocereus undatus

We now use the Takeaway Tek for germinating most of our cacti species. Click here to view the Takeaway Tek. Otherwise you could follow the directions below.

Seed should be sown just under the surface of a good quality cacti and succulent mix. Cover pot with plastic wrapping to keep humidity high. Seeds will germinate in one to three weeks. Keep in part shade until germination. Seedlings can be slowly uncovered and adjusted to increasing sunlight over the weeks.

An easily cultivated, fast growing epiphyte or xerophyte. 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.

50+ seeds per packet


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