Perennial epiphytic or climbing cactus native to Central America. Night-blooming and exotically scented, the flowers of Dragon Fruit can reach more than a foot long and wide. The fruits are red and free of spines, with a succulent white flesh dotted with the jet black seeds, the flesh being very sweet, edible and delicious, reaching up to 5 inches long. Cacti may be planted in the ground and trained up a pole and then allowed to droop into a weeping willow shape. The cacti have a jointed growing habit, best trained to a trellis, wall or tree once the plants attain sufficient size. To get started, press seeds into surface of compost cactus mix and keep moist, warm and in the light. Light-dependency is particularly strong in this species-processing moist seeds in a light place will cause them to germinate. Will leave it to you to put them in the light! Germination is in 2 to 4 weeks at 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality seeds since 2009.
- Bloom times vary
- Seeds are Non-GMO, easy to grow and hand packed by David’s Garden Seeds in the United States of America
- Prefers light and moist soil
- The fruits are red and free of spines
- Germination 80% or better