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hylocereus guatemalensis

American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus


Container Plant Container Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone 9B - 11B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus

One of the most exotic plants that we have.  The American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus loves to climb on another tree, a trellis, or even a burlap wrapped totem pole.  You need to stay up late to see it’s true beauty though, as the huge 10-16 inch flowers bloom at night and close by morning. These flowers bloom in cycles, in the warm months of the year, so it all depends on your climate.   The fruit is just as exotic as the tree itself, with it’s reddish-pink color & dragon like green scales.  The inside flesh and seeds are both edible. The fruit is delicious when eaten fresh and also great for smoothies & juicing.

In colder climates, we recommend container growing.  You can use a large pot with a strong support system, so that the trunk can grow up the support.  Or you have the option of hanging a 10 gallon container, so it can branch over the sides.  As long as it gets plenty of sun and is protected in the cold, you can grow this cactus even if you are not in a tropical zone.

Most flower in the summer and harvest June-October, however this depends on your climate.

Cold Hardy20-25°
Container PlantContainer Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
Mature Height5-10 FT
Mature Width9-11 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care

Item Added May 2020.  Details and Description coming soon. Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about this plant.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Unpacking Your Plants Guide:  Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants Guide to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.

We do NOT ship bare root:  Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit.  It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!

Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.

Weather Watching:  We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.

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