Dragon Fruit, Red 'Tricia' (Hylocereus polyrhizus)

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Red 'Tricia' Dragonfruit is a vining, terrestrial fruiting cactus native to Central America, specifically Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  It also goes by Pitaya Roja or Red-Fleshed Pitahaya.

It has thick fleshy stems reaching from a few inches long to up to 20 feet.  It produces cosmically cool, night-blooming flowers and sweet succulent pitahaya fruit.  The fruit has red skin and sweet, deep red flesh with many soft seeds. 

Plant Type: 
Fruiting Cactus Vine

Harvest Season: 
Ripe late Fall - early Spring for Yellow, Red, and White varieties

Mature Size: 
Thick fleshy stems can reach up to 20 ft.

Soil & Moisture: 
Well-drained, loose sandy cactus mix. A well draining, sandy soil. Water only when soil dries out completely.

Exposure: 
Full Sun, Part Shade in warmer climates 

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: 
Our Dragon Fruit is grown from seed and is capable of fruiting within 2 years. 

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Dragon Fruit

Plant Type: Fruiting Cactus Vine

Harvest Season: Spring - Summer; Fruit forms 30-50 days after flowering.

Mature Size: Up to 20 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Plants thrive in loose, sandy, well-draining soils, humate rich. Water only when soil dries out completely. Keep climbing poles moist. 

Exposure: Full Sun

Zone Hardiness: 9-11