Dragon Fruit- Patio Fruit Collection
This instagram star will become your favorite conversation piece! Dragon Fruit is actually a cactus that produces the delicious and nutritious fruits.
Growing dragon fruit in pots is a great idea, especially for those who live in the colder parts of the country, so you can move your plant to a warmer place in the winter months. In the right conditions dragon fruit plants can grow to be quite tall and will put down aerial roots as they grow so make sure your pot is eventually at least 10” in diameter. Also, remember that dragon fruit plants are climbers so give them a stake or something else to climb on.
This species of Dragon Fruit, Hylocereus undatus has white flesh with pink/red skin and is native to South America, but it is grown in parts of Indonesia, Taiwan, Southern California, Florida and Australia. Dragon fruit grows on cactus plants which love warm, humid climates and need little water. They are subtropical plants which need at least six hours of sunlight per day. They will also grow well in a warm and sunny spot indoors.
When your dragon fruit starts flowering, fruit is on its way! Normally, it will take around four weeks for a dragon fruit to be ready, you’ll know when it is ripe when its skin turns that vibrant pink. Use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the fruit off and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks.
My plant arrived in great condition!
The plant arrived firmly secured in it's box & completely healthy