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Sep 14, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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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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Oct 3, 2015 6:19 AM CST
Austin TX (Zone 8b)
David, Picture on 1 of mine. Hugh bud. I"ll update when it blooms.

Larry


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Oct 8, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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I had it indoors but they need warm climates so mine didn't thrive I gave it away to someone with a greenhouse.
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Oct 17, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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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
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Nov 9, 2015 11:28 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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@GordonHawk - how did the move go Gordon?
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Nov 9, 2015 11:54 PM CST
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
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
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Nov 10, 2015 12:08 AM CST
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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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
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Nov 10, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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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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Nov 10, 2015 1:38 PM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Zinnias Plays in the sandbox Roses Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener
Region: New York Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Seed Starter Spiders! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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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Nov 10, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
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
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Nov 12, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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Tropicals Plumerias Roses Ponds Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
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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Nov 12, 2015 10:44 PM CST
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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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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