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Hylocereus purpusii - Pitahaya, Purple Dragon Fruit View larger

Hylocereus purpusii - Pitahaya, Purple Dragon Fruit

20-25 cm Rooted cutting. A climbing cactus with excellent fruits, with purple skin and flesh. It is a very good pollinator for the other ones. It needs a pollinator, and the best is H. undatus. VISIT OUR SECTION OF FRUIT TREES A-Z AND FIND MANY MORE HYLOCEREUS

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Hylocereus purpusii is very good to pollinate the other ones. Fruits are good, with purple skin and flesh. Hylocereus purpusii needs a pollinator too, and the best is H.undatus.

Pitahaya or Dragon Fruit is a climbing cactus with excellent fruits, native to the American continent. This fruit has been used since ancient times before the Spanish colonization by American natives. Known as "pitahaya" in the Antilles where the Spanish first saw it and spread it to other regions. Climbing stems are green, with 2 - 4 ribs with slightly undulating spiny margins. It bears fruits of red flesh and the skin varies from pink to red, according to the species or cultivar. Fruits are appreciated by their refreshing properties and some are very sweet. They have excellent digestive properties and contain red pigments from the betalain group with antioxidant properties.

We offer a rooted cutting of 20-25 cm. Pitahaya needs a pollinating mate of a different Hylocereus species, in order to fruit properly. Canarius offers other Pitahaya species. The best one for this species is Hylocereus undatus.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 250cm-300cm
Botanical family Cactaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 10 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Cactus-Like Plants