Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
hylocereus guatemalensis

American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Unveil the exotic American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus, a vibrant and succulent delight. Effortless to grow and stunning in bloom. Order online now for a taste of tropical paradise.


Container Plant Container Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone 9B - 11B
Pollinator Self Fertile
  • Product Description
  • Planting & Care
  • Shipping Info
Product Description

American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus: Exotic Allure in Your Backyard

About the Fruit

The American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus bears the fruit of fascination, a true marvel of the plant kingdom. This exotic treasure yields stunning magenta-colored flesh peppered with tiny black seeds, creating a visual feast. The taste is an exquisite blend of sweetness with a hint of earthiness, often likened to a cross between a kiwi and a pear. Perfect for smoothies, fruit salads, or simply enjoyed on its own, the American Beauty Dragon Fruit is a sublime tropical indulgence that promises to captivate your palate.

What to Know About the Tree

Despite its name, the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus is not a tree but a vining cactus that is both ornamental and productive. This cactus variety is known for its large, white, nocturnal flowers that exude a captivating fragrance. It thrives in warm climates and prefers a trellis or support to climb. This fast-growing cactus can reach up to 20 feet with proper care, and it’s semi-evergreen, depending on your climate. Its unique appearance, with thick, scalloped, succulent stems, adds an unparalleled aesthetic to any garden.

Harvest Season

The harvest season for the American Beauty Dragon Fruit typically occurs in the late summer to early fall. The fruits emerge following the spectacular bloom of its flowers and ripen on the vine, turning a vibrant shade of pink to signal their readiness. Plucking these gems from your cactus is an exciting and rewarding experience, yielding a bounty of exotic flavors straight from your garden.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine the American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus as the centerpiece of your fruitscape™, bringing an exotic flair to your outdoor living space. This cactus is not only a productive fruit bearer but also a striking sculptural element that enhances the visual appeal of your landscape. Train it along a fence, trellis, or create a living wall to add vertical interest. The American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus pairs beautifully with other fruit trees and exotic plants, creating a lush, vibrant fruitscape™ that is both edible and enchanting.

With Just Fruits and Exotics, you receive an American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus shipped 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our nursery to your garden. Our superior packaging and easy shipping reflect our commitment to excellence. As a family-owned and operated, trusted online nursery with a nationally renowned reputation, we are dedicated to providing you with high-quality plants and a shopping experience that feels local and friendly. Cultivate a unique and luscious fruitscape™ with our American Beauty Dragon Fruit Cactus and savor the taste of the tropics in your own backyard.

Cold Hardy20-25°
Container PlantContainer Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
Mature Height10-20 FT
Mature Width5-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing5-10 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

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.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

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.

Shipping Information

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.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

Growing Calendar

  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Harvest
Try something new

Explore our other products types