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Hylocereus undatus - Red Pitaya, Dragon Fruit Cactus

Hylocereus undatus - Red Pitaya, Dragon Fruit Cactus (Hylocereus undatus - Red Pitaya, Dragon Fruit Cactus)

Dragon Fruit cactus is very widely grown here along walls and fences and up into trees. This is my plant which is on the front yard wall under the large Norfolk Island Pine - Araucaria heterophylla...which gives this cactus to much shade to fruit. Unfortunately, this flower was closing up.

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looks like Grammazoo's dragon fruit grew up! lol... wonderfully scaley cowl that encloses such magnificent flowers!

5 Sep, 2009


Wow, very exotic

5 Sep, 2009


I saw my first H. undatus flower at Kew a few weeks ago; I was very impressed but the flowers had closed by 10am!

6 Sep, 2009


Thanks for the comments!

Rbtkew, yes they do close by 10:00 a.m.
The best time to see the flowers is in the very early morning hours around 5 or 6:00 a.m.

6 Sep, 2009


God, I'd never see them - that's the middle of the night as far as I'm concerned...

7 Sep, 2009



It is a night-blooming cactus. : > )

8 Sep, 2009


i missed one of my night flowers yesterday....;-(( this is stunning..

8 Sep, 2009




I missed another flower which was actually growing on the ground
about 3 days ago. It's too bad they bloom at night...when most of us
are sleeping or in the house.

13 Sep, 2009

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