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Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit


Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit)

My dragon fruit bloomed for the 7th time this year. These are a few of the many flowers. Unfortunately, I didn't get to pollinate the flowers. Photo taken Oct. 19, 2013



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Stunning flowers !

21 Oct, 2013

 

Dragon fruit ?? are they fiery Delonix1 .

21 Oct, 2013

 

Great looking flowers.....

21 Oct, 2013

 

Terratoonie:

The flowers were closing up...as it was morning. They open up completely in the middle of the night (around mid-night). This is the time when they need to be pollinated, also.

21 Oct, 2013

 

Roythefoot:

No, the fruit and the flower buds have a look that resembles a dragon.

Dragon fruit has extremely high anti-oxidant properties. It's very common here.

21 Oct, 2013

 

Palmate
the flowers look very exotic :o))

22 Oct, 2013

 

Palmate:

Thanks! :>)

The flowers were starting to close up. I took this photo in the morning.

22 Oct, 2013

 

They are just as I saw them............

22 Oct, 2013

 

How is your cutting growing?

23 Oct, 2013

 

it doesn't seem to be doing anything at the moment, but Im just keeping it warm and hoping......

23 Oct, 2013

 

It needs to generate roots first...then it'll start to grow.

It may be too late in the year for it get new growth...but, you never know.

24 Oct, 2013

 

It's such a fantastic plant. I've got a baby one at the moment but it needs something to climb. I've got to find the right spot for it.

27 Oct, 2013

 

Yes, it is. It can grow very large on a pergola or up a large tree.

28 Oct, 2013

 

They pollinate here in Hayward. I know some have said they cant get fruit from those plants in soucal. All I can think of is that (me and) my neighbor are close to the greenbelt. Bats could more easily find them. And- I've seen some big moth species at night also.

2 Sep, 2014

 

People here hand-pollinate them. They produce lots of fruit which ripens within a little more than a month. The two fruits on my dragon vine was pollinated by bees.

2 Sep, 2014



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