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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: Plants climb or scramble 6 to 30 feet, or more.
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Nocturnal, each bloom lasting only a few hours. Most Hylocereus have white flowers but H. stenopterus flowers are red to purplish red in color.
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Over 12"
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant


Growing Unusual Fruits and Vegetables from the Grocery StoreGrowing Unusual Fruits and Vegetables from the Grocery Store
By Bubbles on December 15, 2011

Have you ever wandered through a grocery produce section and wondered how some of the more exotic fruits and vegetables are grown and how they should be prepared? I recently roamed the aisles of a local grocery that caters to our city's growing international transplants. I had never seen so many root vegetables that were unknown to me. My husband wasn't along and therefore could not be embarrassed by his wife, so I asked permission to photograph some of the produce with my phone. The produce manager smiled and said, "People do it all the time."

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