In addition to seeds, we are offering a limited supply of Yellow Dragon fruit cuttings. These are good for grafting, ornamental growth or fruit production. The yellow dragon fruit has a larger seed and faster-growing stock than the red and white. Cuttings are approximately 4-6″.
Hylocereus Megalanthus (Yellow Dragon fruit) is considerably rarer than hylocereus undatus, the red or white dragon fruit. Yellow Dragon fruit, also known as yellow pitaya, has yellow skin, but white flesh, and it is considerably sweeter than hylocereus undatus. Megalanthus’s seeds are also several times larger than those of the other two colors. The plant is self-fertile, so it does not need a partner to pollinate. Dragon fruits are actually the fruit of a cactus, which can sometimes be found growing in trees where the seeds are dropped by birds feasting on the fruits. The stems of hylocereus species are considered one of the top choices for grafting slower growing cacti. Hylocereus is a fast grower and is relatively easy to care for. They can tolerate more humidity and moisture than traditional desert cacti. The fruits are also preceded by nocturnal flowers on the plant. These plants can tolerate partial shade, but they will do best in full sun. Do not allow them to freeze in the winter.
Growing Information: Dragonfruit cuttings can be rooted in a loose well-draining soil such as potted cactus soil by sticking the bottom inch or so in the soil or by laying it flat on the top of the soil with at least an inch of either side covered with about an inch of soil. Keep in bright light but not in direct sun or where the cutting will be taxed heavily by heat or light. Just enough that the plant wants to keep growing and will send out roots in the soil below. Keep the soil moist, but not overly wet. You want oxygen in the soil to reach the plant.
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