Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) - 5 seeds
Hylocereus (Selenicereus) undatus is a sprawling or vining, terrestrial, or epiphytic cactus. They climb by use of aerial roots and can reach a height of 32 feet (10 meters) or more growing on rocks and trees.
HOW TO GROW?
Hylocereus undatus grows best in dry, tropical, or subtropical climates; it needs full sun to partial shade. The plants aren't usually too picky as to soil type. Still, because of their epiphytic nature, it is recommended to grow them in a well-drained soil mix supplemented with high amounts of organic material. During the growing season (March-August), the plants are watered regularly, ensuring they never dry out completely. They are fertilized monthly with a balanced fertilizer during this period. In late August, water is restricted to about once a week until January. Night temperatures at this time should be about 10° C. In January or February, watering is stopped for a period of 4 weeks to aid in flower formation. In March, regular watering is resumed, and the plant will flower in 6 to 8 weeks. Will tolerate temperatures to 45° C and short periods of frost, but prolonged cold will damage or kill the plant.