Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: Over 8 feet
Leaves: Other: Spiny stems
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Nocturnal
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Thorned
Epiphytic

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Jul 19, 2012 3:03 PM

I started these plants from cuttings last year. I've given away several cuttings since then because some of the plants are over 6 feet tall. It grows very fast once established and loves the heat and humidity. I've read the plant has to be at least 10lbs before it produces fruit.

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