This is my absolute favorite Dragonfruit variety. HANDS DOWN NO CONTEST. Actually, this is one of my favorite fruits period. The flavor is really crazy: sweet, rose-y, floral. And the texture is just plain melt-y with a nice soft crunch from the seeds. The fruit is small relative to other dragonfruits, about 3-5 inches in length.
Latin Name: Hylocereus undatus
Growth Structure: Climbing - Needs Trellis
Light Requirement: Partial Sun to Filtered Sun
Water Requirement: ****
The pitahaya - like most cacti - supports irregular watering, and hates stagnant water, especially in heavy soil.
The watering rate varies according to the season, because your cactus "evaporates" more when it receives a lot of light
For the potted plants, a watering every 10 days can be necessary in growing season, once a month in winter and nothing if it's in open soil.
Description: A beautiful tropical fruit originating from the Amazon rainforest. Fruit looks like a some kind of fantastical creature. Dragon fruit is a succulent (cactus family) plant that requires little water, little care, and little fertility but does require a trellis. Grows well in partly shady areas of the garden. Can be grown on other trees or existing vertical structures.