Dragonfruit
Hylocereus polyrhizus 'American Beauty'

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hylocereus (hy-loh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: polyrhizus (pol-ee-RY-zus) (Info)
Cultivar: American Beauty
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Vines and Climbers

Cactus and Succulents

Epiphytes

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Hayward, California

San Juan Capistrano, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.