Yellow Dragonfruit - Megalanthus

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Please note: We accept orders for plants year round, however we only ship/deliver plants from September throught to April.

Yellow Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus megalanthus)

The Megalanthus Yellow Dragon Fruit, often hailed as the gem of the cactus family, stands out with its vibrant sun-kissed yellow skin. Bursting with sweetness, its translucent white flesh, dotted with tiny black seeds, offers a taste that's a harmonious blend of honeyed nectar and subtle kiwi undertones. Apart from its delightful taste, this exotic beauty is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it as nourishing as it is appetizing. Every bite of the Yellow Dragon Fruit promises a taste of the tropics, a fusion of both texture and taste that is unparalleled.

Megalanthus is Self Fertile 

 

Plant Care
Caring for the Megalanthus Yellow Dragon Fruit involves understanding its tropical and subtropical origins. Here’s a guide tailored for its needs:

Location: Opt for a spot where the plant receives full sun for the best fruit production. Some afternoon shade can be beneficial in extremely hot climates.

Soil: This cactus prefers well-draining soil. A cactus or succulent mix is ideal. Ensure there’s no standing water if planting in the ground.

Watering: Moderate watering is key. Wait until the top few inches of soil are dry before watering again to prevent root rot.

Support: Being a vining cactus, it needs support. A sturdy trellis will suffice. Gently tie its stems to the trellis as it grows.

Fertilizing: During the growing season, use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer. Either a slow-release granular fertilizer or a liquid feed every few weeks should work.

Pruning: Prune periodically to help the plant focus on fruiting. Trim off any unhealthy-looking stems. After fruiting, you can also shape the plant.

Pests and Diseases: Watch out for pests like aphids and mealybugs. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil for any infestations.

Frost Protection: It’s frost-sensitive. Protect with a frost cloth during cold forecasts or move potted ones indoors.

Pollination: The Megalanthus Yellow Dragon Fruit is self-pollinating, ensuring ease of fruiting. However, mixing with another variety can boost fruit size, enhance taste, and increase the chances of pollination.

Harvesting: Harvest when the skin is bright yellow and the fruit is slightly soft to touch.

With consistent care, your Megalanthus Yellow Dragon Fruit can become a centerpiece in your garden, offering both aesthetic appeal and delightful fruit.

 

 

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at hello@exoticanz.com to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5

Delivery

  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Yellow Dragonfruit - Megalanthus
Yellow Dragonfruit - Megalanthus

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shmee
Delighted with plant size, condition and delivery.

This specimen was a decent size, great condition and packaged really well.
Thanks team, for the great service.