General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Fruit: Other: Edible to human, rich in lycopene
Flowers: Nocturnal
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Hylocereus undatus x Hylocereus polyrhizus

Common names
  • Dragon Fruit
Also sold as:
  • Pitaya hylocereus
  • Halleys Comet

Photo Gallery
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: July 8, 2014 midnight 
My first glimpse of bloom, with a flashlight! Gorgeous huge bloom
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: July 8, 2014 am
Got up early to take a pic before bloom is gone. What a gorgeous
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: June 30, 2014
First bud
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: July 4, 2014
First bud growing fast!
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: July 7, 2014  late afternoon.
Starting to open.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: May 2013
I've always wanted this 'red flesh' variety.

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