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Name: Trini Bryan
Trinidad and tobago
Sep 23, 2017 5:58 AM CST
Can anyone help me identify dragon fruit plants themselves before they fruit.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
Sep 23, 2017 10:44 AM CST
If you want to identify different varieties of dragonfruit this way, that seems quite hard to me (basically the domain of experts). If you want to identify dragonfruit cacti vs. other cacti, the answer is relatively easy and you can get most of the way there by looking for 3-sided stems.

Name: Trini Bryan
Trinidad and tobago
Sep 23, 2017 4:05 PM CST
I bought 4 varieties but really can't tell the difference. I realize the yellow since its truly different. I heard the red is darker green, white has distinctive thorns. jus need verification
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums Spiders!
Sep 23, 2017 4:56 PM CST
We ate a super delicious yellow variety a couple of years ago in Ecuador. Perhaps these pics help.
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These were grown over huge stone boulders.

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