How to grow Dragon fruit plant

Dragon fruit growing vine cactus of the genus Hylocereus also known as Pitahaya or Pitaya, Dragon fruit perennial thorny plant also used as ornamental vine for the flower, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, dry tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Flower color white, the size 5-20 cm, night blossom.

Dragon fruit fruits

Fruit color can be white, pink, purple, yellow, sometime the peel can be one color and the inner can white, the peel can be with spines

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How to grow Dragon fruit growing and care:

More than one cultivar, trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pollination need to made to be by hand, spines

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design to make the pollination and pickup easier

Size of the plant?
2-20 m, 6-60 feet but recommends to keep it small

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes with light

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Flower color white, the size 5-20 cm, night blossom

Pollination is done by:
Bats, hands pollination

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests or diseases in Dragon fruit:
Birds, snails

What can be done with big quantities of Dragon fruit?
Eat raw, juice, jams

Work requirements on the Dragon fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-5 years

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone