Recommended with American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus
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American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus – Exotic Elegance, Delightful Flavor
Experience the allure of the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus, a stunning and delicious addition to your garden. This captivating variety showcases magnificent blooms and offers a taste sensation that will leave you craving more.
The American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus features dazzling white flowers that bloom at night, filling the air with a sweet and intoxicating fragrance. These breathtaking blossoms give way to unique, vibrant fruits with a vibrant magenta exterior and a luscious, succulent flesh inside. The flavor profile of the American Beauty Dragon Fruit is a harmonious blend of sweet and slightly tangy, reminiscent of a mix between a kiwi and a pear. Whether enjoyed fresh on its own, added to smoothies, or used in exotic desserts, this delectable fruit is sure to captivate your taste buds.
To thrive and flourish, the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus prefers a well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It thrives in a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH range of 6.0-7.0. This cactus variety flourishes in full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for a variety of garden settings. Adequate moisture is essential, so regular watering is recommended, particularly during dry spells.
With its climbing growth habit, the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus benefits from sturdy support, such as trellises or pergolas, to encourage upward growth and prevent damage to the delicate branches. Pruning can help maintain a manageable size and shape while promoting better air circulation and fruit production.
As a self-pollinating plant, the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus does not require cross-pollination for fruit set. Its fruits typically ripen from mid to late summer, providing a bountiful harvest of these exquisite delicacies. Harvesting is best done when the fruits are fully ripe and slightly soft to the touch.
Create a tropical paradise in your garden with the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus. Delight in the beauty of its flowers, savor the exceptional flavor of its fruits, and enjoy the gratification of growing your own exotic treat. Add this exceptional variety to your Fruitscape™ collection and let it be a centerpiece of conversation and enjoyment.
|Container Plant||Container Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)|
|Growing Zone||9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B|
|Mature Height||10-20 FT|
|Mature Width||5-10 FT|
Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.
Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.
Fruitscape™ with Dragon Fruit Cacti
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dragon Fruit Cactus with our captivating collection. Known for their striking appearance and delectable taste, these exotic plants bring a touch of wonder and delight to your garden.
Dragon Fruit Cacti, also known as Pitaya, boast vibrant and otherworldly blooms that add a dramatic flair to your landscape. Their large, showy flowers open at night, releasing a delightful fragrance that attracts pollinators like moths and bats. The colorful, fleshy fruits that follow are a true marvel, with their vibrant hues and unique shape.
Beyond their ornamental appeal, Dragon Fruit Cacti offer a culinary experience like no other. Their sweet and refreshing flesh, speckled with tiny black seeds, delights the palate with its tropical flavors. Whether enjoyed fresh on its own, added to fruit salads, transformed into smoothies, or used as a unique ingredient in culinary creations, Dragon Fruit is a delightful treat for food enthusiasts.
Dragon Fruit Cacti thrive in warm and tropical climates, basking in full sun to partial shade. They prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic to neutral (pH 5.5-7.0). Adequate moisture is essential, so regular watering is important, especially during dry periods.
To support their growth and maximize fruit production, Dragon Fruit Cacti benefit from regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer. As they grow, these cacti will require sturdy support, such as trellises or stakes, to ensure proper growth and prevent damage to the delicate branches.
Create a Fruitscape™ masterpiece with Dragon Fruit Cacti, marveling at their captivating beauty and savoring their exquisite flavors. Whether you seek to create a tropical oasis in your garden, enjoy the succulent fruits, or simply add an element of exotic allure to your landscape, Dragon Fruit Cacti will be a treasured addition.
You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.
Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally: Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.
Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.
The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door: We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!
Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.