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Yellow Dragonfruit - Undatus


Size: Small

Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus)

Expected Delivery Date late October/Early November 2023

Dive into the world of exotic fruits with the Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit, a radiant tropical treasure. This fruit boasts a vibrant, sun-kissed yellow skin, contrasting beautifully with its succulent white flesh studded with tiny black seeds. Beyond its visual allure, it tantalizes the palate with a harmonious blend of sweetness and a hint of tanginess, reminiscent of a cross between kiwi and pear.

The plant from which this gem originates is as mesmerizing as the fruit itself. The Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit grows on a vining cactus, which shoots up long, segmented stems. These stems are not just an architectural delight for garden enthusiasts but are also adorned with breathtakingly large, fragrant, night-blooming flowers that only accentuate the plant’s tropical charm.

Being self-fertile, the Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit does not require cross-pollination from another variety to bear fruit, making it a hassle-free option for gardeners. However, for those looking to optimize the fruit’s size and flavor, introducing another variety into the mix can be a rewarding endeavor.

Whether you’re aiming to dazzle the taste buds, elevate your garden aesthetics, or both, the Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit proves to be an exceptional choice, blending both taste and beauty in one.

Plant Care:

1. Sunlight:
Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit prefers full sun but can tolerate some partial shade. However, for optimal growth and fruit production, ensure it gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

2. Soil:
Well-draining soil is crucial. Use a cactus or succulent mix or add perlite and sand to regular potting soil to improve drainage. The ideal pH level ranges from 6 to 7.5.

3. Watering:
Water thoroughly, allowing the top couple of inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering or letting the plant sit in water can lead to root rot. During its growth season, the plant may require more frequent watering, while in its dormant winter period, water sparingly.

4. Fertilisation:
Feed with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer with a higher phosphorus content to support blooming and fruiting. Fertilize once at the beginning of the growing season and then again mid-season.

5. Pruning:
Prune to remove any dead or unhealthy growth and to shape the plant. This encourages more branching, which can lead to more flowers and fruits.

6. Support:
As a vining cactus, it can benefit from trellising or some form of support to guide its growth, especially when laden with fruit.

7. Pollination:
While the Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit is self-fertile, pollinating by hand or introducing another variety can enhance fruit size and flavour.

8. Pests and Diseases:
Monitor for common pests like scale, mealybugs, and spider mites. Use neem oil or insecticidal soap as a preventive measure or treatment. Keep an eye out for fungal diseases, especially in very humid conditions.

9. Temperature and Humidity:
These plants thrive in temperatures between 18°C to 25°C but can tolerate occasional temperature drops down to 4°C. They prefer moderate humidity

, so if you're growing them indoors, consider misting them or using a humidity tray.

10. Repotting:
If growing in a container, consider repotting every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and provide more space for growth.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy not only the lush, tropical aesthetic of the Yellow Undatus Dragon Fruit plant but also the delectable fruits it produces.

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