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Dragon Fruit Cactus

Hylocereus undatus

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

May - July

Fruit Color:

Pink

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Hylocereus undatus

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AZ

A Cactus Tree with Delicious Tropical Fruit!

Here's why you should make this the year of the Dragon Fruit :

  • Exotic cactus tree with versatile, tropical appeal
  • Gorgeous, flaming-pink colored fruit
  • Large white flowers with a sweet fragrance
  • Climbing vine grows well in dry areas


Enter the Dragon Fruit Tree

Bring beauty and intrigue to your garden or landscape with the Dragon Fruit tree. A member of the cactus family, this incredible fruit tree is full of great surprises. For starters, the tree itself has an exotic appeal unlike any other. The palm-like trunk leads up to a twisty patchwork of cactus looking vines. This Southeast Asian-style tree would make an excellent specimen for an oriental garden or tropical motif.

Adding a burst of color are the large white blossoms that can grow to nearly a foot long. These lovely flowers are as fragrant as they are beautiful. But the real prize is the Dragon Fruit itself. Everything about the fruit is wonderfully different. From its elliptical shape to its striking neon-pink color, the Dragon is a jaw dropping standout in the landscape. In fact, we can't think of any other fruit that's more visually appealing than this one.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie anyone?

Perhaps the only thing more interesting than the Dragon Fruit's looks is the way it tastes. Easily peel away the pink outer skin and inside you'll find a milky white flesh speckled with tiny black seeds similar to those of a kiwi, adding a crunchy texture to its juicy pulp. Similar to a cross between a melon and a pear, the sweet yet slightly sour taste is delicious, especially when eaten chilled.

Use Dragon Fruit to make a homemade sorbet, smoothie or tropical drink that will refresh and satisfy any summer thirst. It's also a savory ingredient when used in jellies, jams--even sauces. Not only does the Dragon Fruit offer a diversity of useful options in the kitchen, it's also said to be one of the healthiest fruits on earth.

Don't delay. Let the Dragon Fruit work its magic in your garden.





Dragon Fruit Cactus Pollination

Dragon Fruit Cactus are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Dragon Fruit Cactus will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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I purchased the 3-gallon tree in August 2014. It arrived green, healthy and well packed. It came with boards attached to keep the cactus limbs upright. I replanted tree in a huge container for the patio and left the boards intact. The cactus limbs are growing great. Because I left the boards intact, the shorter limbs are growing longer; so I just tied strings to the short limbs and connected them to the boards until they are more stable. Waiting to see the fruit this spring.
November 10, 2014
GA
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
Dragon fruit cactus
I love this cactus !!! When I recieved the dragon fruit it was well packed with a small wood trellis.. I got it in November 2014 and planted it the next day . When the temperature went below 50 I wraped it with special tree wrap I got from lowes . My dragon fruit is doing great . It has a lot of new growth. Im amazed at how fast it grows . I can't wait to see its transformation over the next couple of months. I'm looking forward to the fruit it will produce . Once again thanks pans fast growing trees . Always satisfied with all my purchases. I would definitely recommend buying this cactus . Very unique.
March 4, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Nice plant
The dragon fruit cactus plant arrived in good condition.Now it's continues growing with several new branches noted. I highly recommend it.
January 8, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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Had the plants for four months, over six tall now.still waiting for flowers to come out. Could of used planting instructions on how to set up for climbing plant
August 15, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Dragon Fruit Cactus
What a fun plant this is! It has made such a wonderful addition to the special plants that I am growing this year. We have seen this plant growing in EPCOT in Florida and couldn't wait to get our own Dragon Fruit. The best part is going to be the interesting fruits that it produces. This is the most unusual plant that we have; and, it generates lots of questions from friends and neighbors.
November 17, 2014
AR
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great Dragon Fruit Trees
I love my Dragon Fruit Trees ! They are great! I got 3 of them and they are beautiful. One of them has a little weird area of spots on it. Can I send you a picture of it so that you can let me know how I can get rid of the spots. Thanks, Leslie
July 27, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Fun to watch it grow!
I have been fascinated with dragon fruits ever since finding one at the grocery and trying it. It has the nicest flavor in such an unusual shape. I received my cactus about a month ago at approximately a foot tall. Since then it has doubled in height. I did not realize that it has air roots that help it attach itself to the post where I have it growing. The air roots help support the plant and it doesn't seem to need much else for support, though I do have it tied with a velcro strip as well. I can't wait until it is big enough to produce fruit!! I love it, and am very satisfied with the speed in which it was delivered and how healthy a plant it was.
July 28, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Unexpected plant
when i received the dragon fruit cactus I did not realize that it would be small. It has grown over 12 '' this summer and seems to deal with the heat well and needs minimal water. Easy to grow so far.
July 25, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Growing Zone:
4
Awesome plant!
I love this plant and hope to get another. Hardly any transplant shock. Starting growing newshoots within 3 weeks.
July 28, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
: Dragon Fruit Cactus
We just bought the tree this year, so far it's been doing great here in Florida. Hoping to see it's real beauty next year when it had a chance to grow.
July 28, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
8

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dragon Fruit Cactus


Dragon Fruit Cactus Planting Diretions

Dragon fruit, also called "pitaya" or "pitahaya," is the vibrant-colored and sweet-tasting fruit of cactus plants. It is relatively easy to grow, particularly for those in tropical or subtropical locations where maintenance is minimal. It can also be container-grown for those in frost-prone regions.

Choosing a location: A full sun location is best. When planting outside, expect the plant to go dormant while acclimating to its new environment. Dragon fruit cactus enjoy a lot of light so try to avoid shady areas. They also prefer a well draining soil, a sandy cactus potting mix (if container grown) works well. Remember, try to stay away from wet, mucky soils. If living in more temperate growing zones the dragon fruit can be potted and brought indoors, they adapt quite well.

Planting Instructions:Take your time when opening the shipping box. Most damage occurs when the box is ripped open in the excitement of receiving new plants. Many succulents are very fragile and sections will snap off easily if not handled carefully. Remove the plant from its pot by laying it on its side and lightly tapping the sides of the container. Gently slide the plant out of the pot. In some cases where the roots have grown through the holes of the container you may need to cut the container off of the plant.

Use a pair of garden shears or sharp knife to make slits down the sides of the root ball. This will encourage accelerated root growth into the new soil. Be sure not to cut too deeply into the main root system, the object is to only score or cut through the secondary (or feeder) roots.

1) Dragon fruit is a climbing cactus and will require support to climb on as it matures. Aerial roots that form on the ends of the branches seek out something to climb, so you will want to provide some long term support. A singular "climbing pole" will assist in giving the cactus structure and help it to reach its full potential without breaking off the lower sections of growth. For potted dragon fruit, you will need a similar support pole.
2) Plant in ground or in a container using well drained, sandy soil. Your dragon fruit cactus should be planted flush with the soil line. Often we have found mixing a small amount of slow, time release fertilizer into the lower level of the soil before planting speeds up the rate of growth. When planting in ground, space plants to allow clumps to form and develop properly. If planted too tightly there will not be enough room for root expansion and plants will not reach their full height and fruiting potential.
*Tip: For a potted dragon fruit cactus, allow enough room for root growth. A 10+ inch deep container will be good to start out and will do well with a climbing pole.

Watering: Dragon fruit cactus must be treated like a tropical cactus and watered when nearly dry. An automatic dripper at the top of the post works well. The leading cause of early death with cactus plants (and many others) is overwatering. Many decorative containers do not have drainage holes at the bottom. When a plant is regularly watered, the roots in the bottom of the pot are subjected to waterlogging at which point root decay begins. Keep this in mind when shopping for the cactus pot.

Pruning: Every few months, examine the cactus for areas of congested growth when it is actively growing. Be cautious when pruning, wear long sleeved shirts, gloves and pants. Prune off branches of the cactus that may be touching, growing over one another or touching the ground. You'll want clear areas around remaining branches so the large flowers that bloom at night have plenty of room to expand. This will also make the fruit much easier to pick.
*Tip: Feel free to discard what you removed or you can attempt to root them to create new cactus plants!

Fertilizing: Fertilizer can be detrimental to a dragon fruit cactus and too much can kill the plant. Fertilize sparingly with low-nitrogen cactus fertilizer, slow time release is best. For in ground planting, broadcast a balanced granular fertilizer once a month. Dragon fruit cactus are light feeders, however if left unfertilized, they will tend to grow very slowly and remain virtually dormant. For a rich, full look, feed them every other month but take care not to over fertilize.

Harvesting: Roughly 30 to 50 days after flowering is when the fruit should be about ready for harvesting. It will change from a bright green to a red or pink color. The fruit will be oval shaped and about 10-15 cm long. A few spots on the outer skin is normal but if it has a lot of dark splotches (similar to apple bruising) it may have become over ripened. The "wings" can also be a hint that the fruit is ripe or not. The wings are the leafier parts that extend off of the fruit. They will start to turn slightly brown and dry out. This means they are ready to be picked. If the wings are still a colorful yellow or red color, the fruit is still not quite fully ripened.

Propagating: One of the best benefits of having your own dragon fruit cactus is the ability to harvest the seeds from the fresh fruit and use them for more cactus plants.
1) Scoop out a pulpy seeded portion of the ripened fruit and wash all of the pulp off of the seeds.
2) Fill some very well draining pots with a sterile, germinating potting medium. You can purchase the medium or make it yourself using equal parts of sand, peat moss, vermiculite or perlite. Sow the seeds over the surface of the medium evenly.
3) Just barely cover the seeds by sprinkling a light layer of germinating medium over them.
4) Gently (but thoroughly) mist the medium and seeds at the time of sowing and when the medium is dry to the touch before germination.
5) Cover the pot with a plastic lid or glass to help maintain a level of high humidity around the seeds and cut back on the need to constantly mist. You can also enclose the pot in a plastic bag to assist with the humidity.
6) Place the seeded container in a place that receives bright but indirect light. Try to keep the temperature between 65 to 70 degrees for the best results. The seeds should germinate within 14 to 28 days and this is when you will remove the glass or plastic covering the pot and allow the surface to dry out a little between waterings.

Planting & Care

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I saw the fruit for the first time today, looked so interesting. I have to try
cheri k on Oct 12, 2016
I love the tree and how it looks like and on top of that, the fruit is delish!
Anita T on Sep 20, 2016
I saw the fruit for the first time today, looked so interesting. I have to try
cheri k on Oct 12, 2016
Awesome looking tree and delicious fruit
Jennifer S on Oct 11, 2016
I love the tree and how it looks like and on top of that, the fruit is delish!
Anita T on Sep 20, 2016
seems like a reputable company and guarantee offer for plants
ronald C on Sep 20, 2016
to eat my own dragon fruit
michael b on Sep 19, 2016
Because you can't find the fruit in the grocery stores and I like any type of tree that is different, or should I say cactus.
Sandy H on Sep 3, 2016
I love this fruit, and haven't been able to find it since I moved back to the mainland from Hawaii.
Amy M on Sep 1, 2016
I am interested in trying to grow this fruit
Debi R on Aug 28, 2016
looked interesting
Nick E on Aug 22, 2016
They are beautiful trees.
Roland D on Aug 21, 2016
It's very unusual and I have been watching the growth of a giant one (about 25 feet) for about a year, that is poking through a fence and large evergreen shrubs at the edge of my neighborhood. At first, I thought it was a "Giant" Christmas cactus, but then I figured out what it was and watched a few Youtube videos on it. It looks interesting, it's exotic, and it will be fun sharing the fruit with my neighbors and friends.
Kendra B on Aug 19, 2016
I like dragon fruit that I have purchased from the market. thought it would be fun to try to grow my own.
Joan B on Aug 13, 2016
I liked the idea of this cactus. It grows like a vine and is very fast growing. It also has pretty flowers and the fruit is nice.
Justin H on Aug 12, 2016
Fruit is delicious
Colleen k on Aug 11, 2016
This plant is grows well in this area and can be readily introduced. I also look forward to growing my own fruit, instead of paying a premium price.
Kevin S on Jul 8, 2016
Replacement for a plant I had a year or so ago, bought elsewhere!
Judith A on Jun 12, 2016
Love the fruit ð???
Joanne T on Jun 9, 2016
Sounded interesting. I love different!
Gayle T on Apr 11, 2016
Because it is so unusual and wonderful. I have tried this fruit and can't wait until ours stared producing. Unfortunately, they were very small and will take some time to mature.
Martha M on Apr 5, 2016
I picked that fruit cause i love it
Charles D on Apr 5, 2016
Hard to find Dragon Fruit - wanted my own source - I use it in my morning smoothies
James H on Apr 5, 2016
I love this cactus and it's fruit has great nutritious values/benefits.
MARIA Q on Mar 5, 2016
I have eaten a lot of these fruits when I visited Vietnam. My cousin has a beautiful one in her frontyard in the Philippines, as well. Mine is growing ever so slowly in its huge barrel container. Any tips for me?
Aines M on Feb 29, 2016
I like the look of the tree and the fruit will be a plus.
MILLARD H on Feb 25, 2016
I have many different cacti and this one had edible fruit.
Barbara B on Feb 24, 2016
like the look and taste of this fruit.
Rosalie W on Feb 6, 2016
I was told this is a very unique tree...I look forward to growing it...
Andy M on Feb 4, 2016
healthy fruit, hardy plant
Carmelita A on Dec 7, 2015
Purchased two dragon fruit trees after reading all the positive reviews. Can't wait until they arrive!
Cristina M on Nov 23, 2015
It is a beautifully decorative and useful plant for the health benefits from eating this fruit.
Jean P on Sep 30, 2015
Awesome looking tree and delicious fruit
Jennifer S on Oct 11, 2016
seems like a reputable company and guarantee offer for plants
ronald C on Sep 20, 2016
is the inside red?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The fruit has red skin and is white on the inside. The inside of the plant is green.
does the Dragon Fruit Cactus have thorns?
CGottlieb on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has small spines all over the cactus part, and they are quite prickly!!!
Just wondering if I can locate this in my front yard. Will it become deer salad?
Byron A on Feb 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure if deer would want to eat it as it has very prickly spines on the plant itself.
HOW SOON DOES 1.5 YEAR OLD BEAR FRUIT ?
FRANK W on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Frank
I have only had my dragon fruit catcus for several weeks now. And it is all reade starting to bare fruit.
is it SELF POLLINATING?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Dragon Fruit Cactus is self pollinating, but will have a much higher fruit yield if it has a mate to pollinate with.
How much water does it need weekly?
Steve M on Aug 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Water your Dragon Fruit Cactus when the soil dries to the touch down about two inches.
how tall does it get?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It may be limited in size as a free standing plant, but it will also climb a trellis or a tree. I planted one by a pine tree and it is now about 60 feet tall. On a sturdy trellis it will cover it and spread.
Can I grow a dragon fruit plant in Long Island NY?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can grow a Dragon Fruit Cactus in Long Island NY but your plant will need to be planted in a pot and brought indoors during freezing temperatures and inclement winter weather.
What fertilizer is best used for optimum growth? And how often?
Kari R on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fertilizer can be detrimental to a dragon fruit cactus and too much can kill the plant. Fertilize sparingly with low-nitrogen cactus fertilizer, slow time release is best. For in ground planting, broadcast a balanced granular fertilizer once a month. Dragon fruit cactus are light feeders, however if left unfertilized, they will tend to grow very slowly and remain virtually dormant. For a rich, full look, feed them every other month but take care not to over fertilize.
How fast does this plant grow? It's hard to find an exact answer anywhere online. I mean what is the growth rate of the plant?
Marcus on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow an inch a day.
can this plant grow in middle ga and will it grow in clay dirt?
gwendolyn h on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This plant needs to be planted in zones 9 - 11 to survive being planted in the ground, and most of Georgia is in zone 8. You would need to keep it in a container and bring it indoors during the winter. It would tolerate the clay soil, but would do better with a sandier or loamy soil.
How do I get a mate for higher fruit yield? Do I simply buy 2 and keep them near each other?
Marilyn D on Sep 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've heard of people trying that, but honestly most successful growers of this fruit that I know of hand pollinate. Using a soft fluffy brush or similar techniques, flower to flower. You can watch a tutorial on you tube ;)
It reproduces it self?
TIRyan1128 on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Dragon Fruit Cactus is self pollinating, but will have a much higher fruit yield if it has a mate to pollinate with.
What is in the patio painting kit?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Patio Planting Kit includes a large container for planting, 3 bags of planting mix and fertilizer.
do you ship to new zealand?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We apologize but we do not ship outside of the continental US and parts of Canada.
I live near Charlottesville,VA. Does this need to be brought in during winter?
Carolyn K on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones growing zones are 9-11. For zones 4-8 you would need to bring indoors in the winter.
Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Can it grow in hayward California ?
Rachel F on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The thing with Dragon Fruit is that the flower blooms at night and does not last a full day, so there's only a short window for pollination and at an inconvenient time. In their "native countries" there are nocturnal bats and nocturnal moths that do the job, but we don't have them in our area. So we might have to do manual pollination using cotton swabs to transfer pollen to stigma. I haven't tried it, but I will, the next time a blossom appears.
We live in Florida but spend a lot of time in the Yucatan where Dragon Fruit or Pitaya is quite plentiful. My question is, Does the cactus need a host plant or can it grow on its own?
Patrica B on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Patricia.. I bought a Cactus Dragon Fruit tree from Fast Growing Trees...I kept the cactus in the pot I received it in...I live in San Antonio ..our weather is very similar..the the tree stands alone in the pot..I received the tree back in April...I have already gotten one fruit..and have two more growing...so my very long answer to you is no..it doesn't need a host plant...it will do fine on its own...let it have sun..and don't over water it..Good Luck...Andy...
How long does it take for the tree to start bearing fruit?
GiGi061862 on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A year and a half after I have it here delivered, now I'm harvesting more?????? and transplanted more, it's very easy maintenance. Happy to have this from you guys!
I live in Wyoming, will it grow and fruit indoors?
S W on Jul 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I grow mine indoors. It grows very quickly and requires a lot of sun near a south-facing window. If not kept pruned it can reach heights up to 20 ft when trellised.
I live in Alamogordo, NM. Summers are very dry and hot (up to 105 F, mild winters ). Will this do well here as a sunny patio plat?
LUCI W on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm Zones 4-8 you will need to bring indoors in the winter.
Can this plant stand alone? Does it need a trellis?
Jo M on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Once it gets established at your home, it will grow quite rapidly and end up with broken stem pieces if you do not put it onto a larger trellis than it comes with
In what zones can you grow this fruit and how quickly do the trees grow by year? Thank you
Lorraine on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm For zones 4-8 you would need to bring indoors in the winter. It can take up to 6 years to bear fruit.
Can this plant be grown in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can grow the Dragon Fruit in a pot.
Can I plant this is a large container? We are going to sell our home in 5 years and I want this plant to come with me. I would like to protect it on my patio lots of sunlight
janiceL on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them in a large container.
how do u prune cactus ?
peggy on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Prune in the early spring. It is always important to sterilize your trimmers/pruners. Try to prune at the natural joints formed at the stems. Prune off branches that are touching each other, touching the ground or that heavily congested.
Do you need more than one to receive fruit?
Chris S on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is self-fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate.
Hi is it be a bad idea to plant this tree within 15 feet from a back yard swimming pool? I've heard that roots from some trees can cause expensive damage to pools?
Dublu on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 10 feet away from a pool.
What is the best month for prunning dragon fruit?
Joe P on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Early spring is a good time to prune.
How do your know when to pick the fruit from the tree?
Steven F on Nov 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They will be bright even colored, and a little soft to the touch

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