Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Anyone grow Dragon fruit cactus?

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 14, 2015 9:00 PM CST
I got one of those icky grafted cactus, ripped the top off (tried to plant it, but it died) about 6 months ago. The base is a Hylocerus undatus - a dragon fruit.

So far it has grown two branches (is that the correct term?) that are ~ 15 inches each.

I have little hope that it will bloom or set fruit, due to my Zone. In either case, that would be cool.

I just like to try everything and when I found this is where dragon fruit comes from, I said .... neat. Go for it. Drooling
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LarryC
Oct 3, 2015 6:19 AM CST
David, Picture on 1 of mine. Hugh bud. I"ll update when it blooms.

Larry


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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Oct 8, 2015 4:56 PM CST
I had it indoors but they need warm climates so mine didn't thrive I gave it away to someone with a greenhouse.
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Oct 17, 2015 8:00 AM CST
i have two...one that supposedly has red flesh inside.. and the other has the light flesh in the fruit.. ..both are over 6' tall.. and are doing wonderfully.. aside from no flowers.. they summer it outside in full sun and spend the winters near a window and a 300 Watt metal halide light.. and still no flowers... any one want a cutting.. time to bring them in soon... and likely bits will break off getting them down through the hatch and ladder from the roof
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 9, 2015 11:28 PM CST
@GordonHawk - how did the move go Gordon?
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Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Lisasgardens
Nov 9, 2015 11:54 PM CST
GordonHawk,
Oh my gosh, I having been looking for a cutting or two forever! I hope you still have some to share, pretty please?!
I would love love one Drooling
Thanks Lisa
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Nov 10, 2015 12:08 AM CST
sure Lisa..sure cuttinga of both red and clear flesh for $10.. I'll pay postage...do you do paypal.. message me your address
oh they are still outside... sometime this week I guess..they will come down
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 10, 2015 10:50 AM CST
I don't grow dragon fruit cactus..but I did see lots of the fruits on sale now at a local Asian supermarket..looks yummy! Like a nice harvest goal to see sometime Smiling

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Nov 10, 2015 1:38 PM CST
tarev said:I don't grow dragon fruit cactus..but I did see lots of the fruits on sale now at a local Asian supermarket..looks yummy! Like a nice harvest goal to see sometime Smiling

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If you heard of Vitamin Water drink, they have dragonfruit juice, it is so good!
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Lisasgardens
Nov 10, 2015 3:10 PM CST
GordonHawk,
Oh great how wonderful are you Hurray!
I can do paypal today, just tree mail me with your paypal email address please.
So is I understand this I will get to pieces(size?) One of each kind for a total cost of $10. That's great, yay Thumbs up
I will Google up on how to root them up and get prepared! I will tree mail you my address right now!
Thank so very much
Lisa
Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Nov 12, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Ok Lisa. I'll send one of each...
maybe mine are only 5 ft tall...
I had them in my arms today on the ladder...they are a bother to have in the house...so this year they will be in the hallway...under a faint light skylight with some plant lights...they will sit on a shelf just above the stairs.
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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Nov 12, 2015 10:44 PM CST
They are a strong growing plant ...not much bothers it. It doesn't like going from inside to outside though...even with some time under a shade cloth it will still sun burn easily..
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