Dragon Fruit- Yellow 68 (Cutting)

Selenicereus megalanthus

  • Climbing perennial cactus
  • Red fruit with red skin
  • Requires cross-pollination
  • NOT TO TAS, WA

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Description

Dragon Fruit- Yellow 68 (Cutting)

Selenicereus megalanthus

Synonyms: Hylocereus megalanthus

NOT TO TAS, WA

  • Climbing perennial cactus
  • Red fruit with red skin
  • Requires cross-pollination

A succulent perennial cactus that grows as a climbing vine with large, white flowers that bloom at night. Fruit is medium sized, with red skin and red flesh. The flesh is sweet with a slight tartness. A good cropper. This variety is self-sterile and requires cross pollination with another variety.

This species of dragon fruit is native to Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and neighbouring countries. The cactus-like plants are succulent and are usually grown up a pole or trellis, with multiple, spreading branches at the top. Tropical flowers that resemble waterlilies open at night and are pollinated by bats or moths. The fruit has a hard skin and soft, sweet-falvoured flesh speckled with small edible seeds. Also known as 'Pitaya', ''Pitahya', 'Queen of the Night', 'Night-blooming Cactus', 'Moonlight Cactus' and 'Cinderella Plant'.

Note: bare-rooted cuttings are between 15cm and 25cm in length. Plant with the arrow pointing upwards. 

Yellow 68 dragon fruit cuttings

Product code: Z-DRA-06

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Quick Planting Guide
Season Spring and summer
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial
Position Full or part sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 1-3 years

*Notes: Requires very free-draining soil and a strong trellis or support. Do not overwater.

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