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Category: Vines and Climbers Cactus and Succulents Epiphytes
Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm) 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m) 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m) 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
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: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater 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 Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Jul 16, 2012, crawferg from Briny Breezes, FL wrote:
Bought our dragonfruit about a year ago. It's the Purple Haze variety. Made a trellis for it. It initially grew like crazy. It will continue to grow the more trellis space is provided. Tied it to trellis with panty hose. It just got its first flower. Looking forward to the fruit. Grows great in South Florida.
Southern California Lowe's is selling Hylocereus polyrhizus.
The potted plants are about 20" - 30" tall and are in 3 gallon pots.
What was surprising to me is the plants had a fancy colored printed pot sleeve with additional information on the inside.
I will post some pictures of the plant I bought and the labeling.
Have had this plant for over 10 years and gotten many starts off it, but none have ever bloomed!!! I've tried everything..any suggestions? I'm in zone 9b. I have similar plants that have bloomed nicely and regularly. This one is a puzzelment to me. Not giving up...it is a heirloom plant.
Any advice would be appreciated.
(^_~) playin' in the dirt, Terrora
On Aug 14, 2006, tmccullo from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
we bought one in South Florida on a vacation and brought it back to Houston this summer. Since May, it has already grown over a two feet. We have it climbing on a trellis and planted in our cactus garden. It is on the East side of the house and gets good morning sun until about 1:20pm. Can't wait to get fruit from it.
On Jul 24, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:
This plant is great.. I planted him about 1 month ago, on a south facing wall, with a little Dr. Earth in the soil.. He has 3 new shoots growing, i hope i get some fruit this year. Snails are a problem so be sure to put out snail bait if u want a nice looking plant. Dont over water, but fertalize with a high middle number, once a month, 10-60-10 is good.. No pest's noted..
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Montgomery, Alabama Chandler Heights, Arizona Gilbert, Arizona Peoria, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Camarillo, California Hayward, California Laguna Niguel, California Orange, California San Buenaventura, California San Jose, California Temecula, California Vacaville, California Woodcrest, California Brandon, Florida Briny Breezes, Florida Mulberry, Florida (2 reports) Naples, Florida Ocala, Florida Rockledge, Florida Seffner, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Madison, North Carolina Desoto, Texas Houston, Texas