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Botanical name: Hylocereus undatus
Other names: Dragon fruit, Night blooming cereus, Night blooming cactus, Pitaya, Pitahaya, Strawberry pear, Belle of the night
Species: H. undatus - H. undatus is a fast-growing, branching, epiphytic or climbing, spiny cactus with winged, jointed, scalloped, mid-green stems and, in summer, night-blooming, fragrant, white flowers with yellow to yellow-green outer segments. Flowers are followed by red, edible fruit with prominent scales.
Hylocereus undatus is: Evergreen
Flower: Yellow-green, Yellow, White in Summer
Foliage: Green in All seasons
Fruit: Red in Summer; Red in Autumn
Habit: Spreading, Trailing
Specific pests: Scale insects
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: No pruning needed, but re-pot every two or three years, or whenever pot is filled with roots and the soil appears to be depleted of nutrients. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Leaf cuttings, Stem segments. REGISTER to read more...
Hylocereus undatus (Dragon fruit) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Containers, Sub-Tropical, Conservatory, Indoor, Low Maintenance
Cultivation: Under glass, grow in loamless, epiphytic cactus compost in bright, indirect light with high humidity. In growth, water freely and feed at half-strength monthly; keep moist in winter. Outdoors, grow in sharply-drained, poor, acid soil in partial shade.
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|Soil types:||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)|
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