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PlantFiles: Dragon Fruit, Pitahaya
Hylocereus ocamponis

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hylocereus (hy-loh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: ocamponis

Synonym:Cereus ocamponis

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Category:
Vines and Climbers
Cactus and Succulents
Epiphytes

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xenomorf On Jun 8, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

There is no Foliage or Leaves in the Hylocereus genus. The stems are also Not herbaceous.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Canyon Country, California
Modesto, California
Simi Valley, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Wailuku, Hawaii
Harvey, Louisiana
Houston, Texas
Katy, Texas
La Marque, Texas



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