'Dragon fruit' is a plant in the Hylocereus genus with a scientific name of Hylocereus undatus. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: White and Lemon. When mature, blooms are roughly 20.0 cm (that's 7.8 inches in imperial) in diameter.When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Rose and Yellow-green. Leaves appear approximately as a North Texas Green colour. It is a flowering edible fruit / succulent and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Normally grows with a vine habit.
Mexico is believed to be where Dragon fruit originates from.
Dragon fruit needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Dragon fruit so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Dragon fruit so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Dragon fruit plants:
Pitaya, Pitahaya, Thanh Long, Strawberry Pear
Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose
Misspellings: Red Pitaya, Dragonfruit