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Name: Dani Sevilla
Pilot mtn nc (Zone 7a)
Oct 24, 2013 6:55 AM CST
|Is this plant actually a cactus species? I have heard and read so many things on it and some say cactus and some say succulent and since i am setting up my grow room for the winter for them (i am in zone 7b, NC) and am wondering what sort of lights to put in for them. thanks in advance for your help! :)|
Oct 24, 2013 7:49 AM CST
|Hi Dani, and to ATP.|
Pitaya is the common name for Hylocereus, which is a night blooming genus of cactus. There are a few of the species that produce large edible fruits called pitayaa or dragon fruit.
I would love to see a photo of yours.
Oct 25, 2013 6:56 AM CST
|Hi Dani, here are a few helpful links.|
Hylocereus family Cactaceae.
Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus)
The thread "Days to bloom or fruit?" in Comment concerning Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus)
Oct 25, 2013 12:59 PM CST
|Great links Evan.|