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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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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:

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

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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

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