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    Dragon Fruit Cactus for Sale

    Dragon Fruit Cactus for Sale

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Dragon Fruit Cactus

Hylocereus undatus


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  • Ships week of Apr 7

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Dragon Fruit Cactus Planting Mix

Helps your Dragon Fruit Cactus get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.


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:

5-10 ft.

Mature Width:

10 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

May - July

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Hylocereus undatus

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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.

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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

4.7 / 5.0
38 Reviews
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Dragon getting estasblished
This is my second experience ordering from this company and I'm satisfied. I will order from here again. Shipped timely but packaging was just ok. A small part of the plant was sticking out of the package and had broken off during shipping. I understand that shipping, especially during the holidays, packages get knocked around and I'm not sure what else could have been done to avoid the small amount of damage caused by shipping so I don't fully blame Fast Growing Trees and will still give five stars since all in all the majority of the plant is still intact and very healthy looking.
December 11, 2018
1 month ago
Healthy plant, looking forward to see her grow to maturity
The plant arrived in good condition. I used a sand/potting soil mixture to plant it which didn’t seem to agree with her. Today I replanted her into a specialized cactus/palm tree mix I’m sure she’ll thrive in it.
Still getting acquainted. It’s important to use cactus soil, my plant didn’t like my sand/dirt mix.
Still getting acquainted. It’s important to use cactus soil, my plant didn’t like my sand/dirt mix.
December 2, 2018
2 months ago
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Response from
We're happy to hear that your plant arrived in great condition! They are pretty partial to the cactus soil and we're sorry to hear that it didn't like the original potting soil! If you have any questions or concerns we can help with, please reach out. We're always here to help!
December 4, 2018
Racheal S Staff
not doing anything yet after 4 weeks
not doing anything yet after 4 weeks. But at least they haven't died yet...……………………………………………………………………………………………..
December 1, 2018
2 months ago
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Response from
Plants do tend to slow down or stop growing completely during this time of year so I wouldn't be too concerned. If you have any questions or additional concerns, please feel free to reach out to us!
December 4, 2018
Racheal S Staff
I love this plant!
i been growing dragon fruit as a house plant .i had my mother plant outside growing in the shade of big tree but when it lost its leaves my cactus started dying i took cutting been growing it inside since.
November 27, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Waiting for growth
Its doing fine I guess. It hasnt grown much, but i guess it could be dormant since it is Fall.

I repotted a piece that seemed to be dangling on. Im in zone 8. I put it outside to see if Spike will grow better outdoors. If the temp goes below 40, I'll bring him back in.

Its not dying. But havent seen much growth yet. Had it about 3 weeks.
November 2, 2018
3 months ago
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It is too soon for me to rate the tree,a new growth just came up, but the old one that came with it fell off. broke
September 28, 2018
4 months ago
Awesome dragon fruit
Love my dragon fruit awesome help with care instructions also very grateful for soul tips and full sunlight instructions
September 20, 2018
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
OK so far
After planting, one week later and almost a foot taller, then we has 8 inches of rain, I should be able to save it, but had to take some drastic measures. Watch for unexpected monsoons or you'll lose it even in August.
August 22, 2018
6 months ago
It arrived healthy. I repotted it right away and within days it showed noticeable growth. Very pleased.
August 16, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Dragon Fruit in New Orleans
Yes it will grow, It needs some shade, or filtered light. To much sun it will burn, Especially with the rain we have here. Also you will have to bring it inside during the winter. They do not like the cold one bit and will die if they experience any frost. I recommend building a trellis based very light plastic pot. So you can bring them in easily. Google Dragon Fruit container assembly by Spicy Erotics. A guy in Florida has a video of how he built some with PVC pipe and rain or car wash barrel.I did the same this year but used a nice looking plastic pot. I also left the sport PVC that he uses longer then the pot so I can use them and handles for easier lifting. Make sure you get a few so they can cross pollinate them to have fruit and you may have to manually do it. I got my 1st 2 flowers after 1 year of growth on two different plants. I missed the 1st flower opening so did not have a chance to see if it would fruit. But the 2nd just open and I caught it. I tried to stimulate it with a make up brush. Hopefully that works. I don't think we have the moths or bats in the area that normally fertilize these. Note it only opens it flowers at night.
2nd flower after 1 year
2nd flower after 1 year
July 27, 2018
1 year ago
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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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I’ve Hartford good things about this company and hope to start a good relatioywitj them over the coming years.

Would a free plant after this purchase be too much to ask?
Philip J. H on Jan 5, 2019
one of my favorite fruits
Richelle A on Dec 30, 2018
I’ve Hartford good things about this company and hope to start a good relatioywitj them over the coming years.

Would a free plant after this purchase be too much to ask?
Philip J. H on Jan 5, 2019
Nice cactus even if it doesn't fruit
Lila L on Jan 2, 2019
one of my favorite fruits
Richelle A on Dec 30, 2018
My brother has a lot of kind of cactus, so I will give him it..... and the fruit is delicious and very healty
Maria on Dec 19, 2018
It's beautiful, unique, and dragon fruit is delicious!
Julie L on Dec 14, 2018
To replace some of the trees my son lost in the hurricane that hit Florida Keys last year.
Nancy Jo W on Nov 7, 2018
Kind of interesting variety to add to our normal citrus crop
Carl B on Oct 26, 2018
I have two already and wish to have a few more.
Clement D on Oct 23, 2018
I love dragonfruit and am excited to have a cactus of my own!
Heather R on Oct 20, 2018
Had this in Thailand and wanted to see if I could grow this myself
Travis B on Oct 9, 2018
rhonda s on Oct 1, 2018
Try to plant and see if it grows in ca
prescila b on Sep 30, 2018
I like this fruit
marisol e on Sep 10, 2018
I wasn't aware that this fruit can be grown in U.S. as my first experience with the taste was from Thailand and I love this fruit.
Readings from your website on planting description and customers review convinced me to make purchase since this can be grown under my zone and would love to see the fruit from my own backyard.
Yo W on Aug 17, 2018
I bought a dragon fruit at the grocery store and have never seen one, so I did some online research and thought it might be a super addition to my yard in Tampa, Florida.
Susan H on Jul 26, 2018
To add to my cactus collection.
SOL T on Jul 26, 2018
Very different and striking.
Karen P on Jul 24, 2018
Very interesting tree, make great addition to my others
Randy F on Jul 16, 2018
Love its look
Linda M on Jun 28, 2018
I wanted to get a head start on the yellow dragon fruit we are trying to grow using just the seeds. It’s a fun and exotic fruit that is hard to come by.
Chris L on Jun 28, 2018
It's unusual. And I can grow it in my greenhouse.
Gail M on Jun 12, 2018
I am in love with cacti and my potted indoor collection gives the sunny bright indoor living areas character.
virginia t on Jun 10, 2018
Try something different
Frank T on Jun 3, 2018
looked like something different
Michael S on May 30, 2018
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 L 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
Nice cactus even if it doesn't fruit
Lila L on Jan 2, 2019
My brother has a lot of kind of cactus, so I will give him it..... and the fruit is delicious and very healty
Maria on Dec 19, 2018
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.
FRANK W on Jul 26, 2014
I have only had my dragon fruit catcus for several weeks now. And it is all reade starting to bare fruit.
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.
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 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 ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
what is a good PH for the soil for dragon fruit ?
Frank T on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This plant is able to grow in any soil that is well draining, but it prefers to grow in soil that is slightly acidic with a pH level that is between six and seven. Sandy soil is the best option for this plant; if it is not available, just ensure that it is well draining soil.
Can dragon fruit grow healthy in Pennsylvania during the harsh winter?
Jay B on Oct 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not outside unless you have s heated greenhouse. I winter mine inside and I live in TX.
can I plant two cactus in one pot that is big enough ?
Michael S on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello I have my Dragon fruit plant in 18 gallon storage tub I bought from Walmart.. Drill a bunch of holes in the bottom for drainage about 15 big holes. You can fit three or four plants in this tub without transplanting for a while. Gives the plants plenty of roomI to grow.. think the storage tub run between 5 and 6 dollars. Hope this helps.. Regards Cathy
Has anyone grown that lives in New Orleans r South Louisiana?
Ricky M on Jul 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am getting my first fruit now. Planted it in May of 2017 and July of 2018 it’s producing the first one. I brought the cactus indoors when it got cold and brought it out when it warmed up. I live inBaton Rouge. Pablo Garcia
I want to plant dragon fruit many plants should I plant in a single pole?
Hilario D on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: One plant is plenty; they are very prolific, cut off pieces and stick them in dirt, keep damp, and soon a new plant will form. I would go to YouTube, there are several very helpful videos on how to grow.
Can this dragon fruit tree grow in SC????
Huffy on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It would need to be grown in a container and brought indoors in the winter.
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.
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: It is self-pollinating, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate.
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. 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. 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.

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