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Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Red Pitaya Flowers


Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Red Pitaya Flowers (Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Red Pitaya)

Another photo of my Dragon Fruit in full bloom at late night. Photo taken Oct. 4, 2010.



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wow wow and wow.....:-)

6 Oct, 2010

 

definately the wow factor

6 Oct, 2010

 

i wish mine looked like that ...:-}

6 Oct, 2010

 

How beautiful that looks.............

6 Oct, 2010

 

Sandra, I thought you might like this pic. : >)

I just hope I can get some fruit off these flowers now...as the flowers back in July didn't set any fruit.

6 Oct, 2010

 

That's everyone for the comments! : > )

6 Oct, 2010

 

They look like plastic flowers to me Delonix.Do they produce edible fruits?

12 Oct, 2010

 

Camillia:

Mine hasn't. However, Hylocereus undalatus does produce edible, very nutritious fruit. I have posted pics of plants with fruit in the past.

12 Oct, 2010

 

This is stunning great photo to. It looks like a Cacti how tall does it grow. I imagine we would have to grow this indoors.

22 Jul, 2017

 

It can grow way up into trees, maybe 40 ft high. Many people make huge trellises for them.

23 Jul, 2017

 

Wow brilliant thank you for letting me know Andy ☺

23 Jul, 2017

 

There's so many I see on the way to work. Dragon fruit is extremely popular and common these days because the fruit is a major anti-oxidant.

It's too bad the flowers only open once. It can flower several times throughout the year, though. The fruit only takes two to almost a month to ripen. It's not like papayas or bananas which take from 4 to 6 months to ripen or citrus or avocados which can take up to one year.

24 Jul, 2017

 

I can see why so many grow it beautiful flower then the fruit being an antioxident and ripening so quickly what a good all rounder plant.

24 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, it's easy and drought tolerant, also.

24 Jul, 2017

 

Another plus then we'll worth growing.

24 Jul, 2017

 

Definitely. :>))

24 Jul, 2017

 

I wonder if one would grow over here.

24 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, I wonder. It's not a hardy vine at all. It's native to the tropics. Most likely in a bright conservatory there.

25 Jul, 2017

 

Well that's a no for me then thank you Andy for letting me know its tropical which I did think it was but was nt sure.

26 Jul, 2017

 

You're welcome. Dragon fruit can tolerate some coolness; however, no cold weather. Freezing or near freezing weather may kill it or heavily damage it. It's native to the tropics.

27 Jul, 2017

 

Sad to say it would nt be any good for me then to grow as I have no green house nor conservatory Andy .

27 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, it may be quite a challenge for you to grow it there.

28 Jul, 2017

 

That it would I need a Bungalow with a bigger garden as bungalows have more ground normally nut I know my housing would never give me one.

28 Jul, 2017

 

Well, it's good you're on GoY. You can enjoy the plants on GoY, like I do. :>))

29 Jul, 2017

 

Yes ?

29 Jul, 2017

 

The flowers are stunning.

10 Jan, 2020

 

Thank you. Yes, the flowers attract a lot of attention.

14 Jan, 2020



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