|'Halley's Comet' variety of Red Dragon fruit|
The plants are about 12-14 inches high
in a 1 gallon pot
|This is the tag that was on the red dragon fruit|
only $6.99!?! What a deal!
Yes, I ended up purchasing it, I couldn't help it, lol
The dragon fruit is actually part of the cactus family originally from South America, though Asian countries have really embraced this plant as their own. This plant loves growing in hot & humid weather with well drained organic rich soil. It is vining/climbing by nature so it needs room to grow and a support structure to grow on as they can reach 6-8 feet high & wide. The dragon fruit is a self pollinating plant which basically means it does not need a pollinator source like bees, butterflies, moths, etc. The starburst shaped sweet scented flowers open at night which at our house attracts the large luna moth as the pollinator.
|This is my white fleshed dragon fruit|
flower blooming on a rainy night
|My white fleshed dragon fruit flowers showing their stuff|
|Dragon fruit flower just starting to close up|
shop for the daytime
|'Vietnamese Jaina' var. dragon fruit|
|This is a dragon fruit "tree" that's about 8 feet high|
at it's highest point growing on a 6 foot high wood post
down at Pine Island Nursery in Miami. One of South
Florida's best resource for tropical trees.