Dragon Fruit - Pitaya
Enter the Dragon Fruit Tree. Bring beauty and intrigue to your home with the Dragon Fruit tree. A member of the cactus family, this incredible fruit tree is full of great surprises. For starters, the tree itself has an exotic appeal unlike any other. The palm-like trunk leads up to a twisty patchwork of cactus looking vines. This Southeast Asian-style tree would make an excellent specimen for an oriental garden or tropical motif.
Adding a burst of color are the large white blossoms that can grow to nearly a foot long. These lovely flowers are as fragrant as they are beautiful. One of the coolest things about the dragon fruit is its flowers. They are stunning white blooms that only open for one night! But the real prize is the Dragon Fruit itself. Everything about the fruit is wonderfully different. From its elliptical shape to its striking neon-pink color, the Dragon is a jaw dropping standout in the landscape. In fact, we can't think of any other fruit that's more visually appealing than this one.
Dragon fruit is a climbing cactus and will require support to climb on as it matures. Aerial roots that form on the ends of the branches seek out something to climb, so you will want to provide some long term support. A singular "climbing pole" will assist in giving the cactus structure and help it to reach its full potential without breaking off the lower sections of growth. For potted dragon fruit, you will need a similar support pole.
- Light: Bright indirect to low shade
- Soli & Water: Well draining cactus soil. Water when dry
- Humidity: Above Average
- Pet Friendly: Yes