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Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus)

Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus) (Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus))

This is a pretty common sight here in San Diego. Many people love dragon fruit! Photo taken June 26, 2016.

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You took the words out of my mouth. Something unknown just a few years ago..I see them around here. The people who grow them? Give those cacti all the room they want too.

27 Jun, 2016


They have been popular here for many years. I won my dragon fruit at a Plumeria Society Meeting in 2001. Old dragon fruit cacti can become monsters. There's one at Exotica Nusery in Vista that's more than 200' wide and a mounding 10' tall. It produces hundreds or maybe a thousand flowers when it blooms. I'm guessing it's been there for decades.

28 Jun, 2016


On youtube there are actually a few bay area vids on growing them- all over the yard.
Of course more about them in soucal...devoted!

3 Jul, 2016


It's so common to see front yards like this around here. It's getting crazy! I can see why they do it, though. They're drought tolerant and with this extreme drought nobody wants water-hungry grass.

6 Jul, 2016

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