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Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Pitaya Flowering


Hylocereus undatus -  Dragon Fruit, Pitaya Flowering (Hylocereus undatus -  Dragon Fruit, Pitaya)

A view of almost the whole plant flowering on the wall. Photo taken Sept. 16, 2012.



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Is this yours?

22 Sep, 2012

 

Yes, it's my plant, which is on the wall in the front yard. I won it as a small cutting about 11 years ago at a Plumeria Society raffle.

It's only produced one lousy fruit in all those years...and that was last year (I think it gets too much shade from the giant Norfolk Island Pine).

23 Sep, 2012

 

Still a bit of a beauty though!

23 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks! :>) I hand-pollinated it (at 12:30 a.m., it's a night-bloomer). I noticed hundreds of bees around the plant in the early morning. I'm hoping to get some fruit on it! The fruit only takes 3 weeks or so to ripen.

This cactus blooms 2 or 3 times a year. It bloomed back in July.

23 Sep, 2012

 

You'll soon find out if you were successful then!

23 Sep, 2012

 

I will post pics if fruits are set.

24 Sep, 2012

 

I've seen dragon fruit at the market and was tempted to try propagation. Just don't have much space for overwintering perishable plants...so I decided I'd wait another year until I have the house fixed the way I want it. I don't have time for anything but work outdoors!

30 Sep, 2012

 

It's probably a good idea. Dragon fruit cactus is very tropical. I will not tolerate freezing temps without dying.

1 Oct, 2012

 

Lovely flowers...........

4 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks! I was hoping for fruit this year...although, no fruit again.

5 Oct, 2012



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