4 Plant Giant Red Dragon Fruit Pkg.

$53.20 $37.99

The fruits produced are florescent pink inside edible and sweet. A hedge of this plant in full bloom is an unforgettable sight! Easily adapted to a variety of climates and soils this night blooming cactus is world renowned and is cultivated around the world in tropical regions for the fruit it bears. The white flowers are beautiful and usually last just one night where pollination is necessary to set fruit.

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QUICK SPECS

OUTDOOR
Zone 9b-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11

SOIL TYPE
Cactus Mix
% SUN
80-100%

POT SIZE
7″ Deep
INCLUDES
4 Plants

ABOUT THIS DRAGON FRUIT CACTUS 4 Plant Offer (Limited Quantity) Giant Red Dragon Fruit Cactus-  The fruits produced are florescent pink inside edible and sweet. A hedge of this plant in full bloom is an unforgettable sight! Easily adapted to a variety of climates and soils this night blooming cactus is world renowned and is cultivated around the world in tropical regions for the fruit it bears. The white flowers are beautiful and usually last just one night where pollination is necessary to set fruit. The fruit commonly know as dragon fruit has an ornate exterior of soft spikes with a soft pulped interior flesh. The fruit is easily cut in half and eaten with a spoon by the mannered or cut in quarters and devoured by those who just want to have fun. This cactus is a must have for any collector or garden with the flair for the unusual. Dragon Fruit Cactus will continue to grow indefinitely if the roots can attach to moist organic matter, burlap works well. However your new Dragon Fruit Cactus may over or under perform, depending on the light, soil and humidity it is exposed to. These are very healthy Dragon Fruit Cactus with well established root systems. This Giant Red is ready to be repotted and enjoyed upon delivery. Please note: The growth rate of Giant Red will vary greatly depending on season, soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Always changing!

DRAGON FRUIT CACTUS CARE Giant Red are very easy to grow drought tollerant Dragon Fruit Cactus that and seem to grow best when neglected. They add a wonderful accent to any desert garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Giant Red can be brought inside for the winter months.  Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. In the northern end of their grow zone Giant Red Dragon Fruit Cactus should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. When you receive your new Dragon Fruit Cactus open your box carefully and water if dry. Please take your time when opening. Most damage occurs when the box is ripped open in the excitement of receiving new plants. Many plants, especially succulents, are very fragile and must be handled cautiously.

CONTAINER SIZE Dragon Fruit Cactus grow very well in patio containers, allow enough room for growth generally a 10″ to a 20″ diameter, 14″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Dragon Fruit Cactus will be. When the Dragon Fruit Cactus becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.

SOIL Giant Red enjoy well drained, sandy cactus mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky soils.

FERTILIZER To help establish your new Giant Red, fertilize sparingly, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. WARNING – The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers may damage the roots thus killing the Dragon Fruit Cactus.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT Best outdoors if grown in zone 9b-11, find your zone here. This Dragon Fruit Cactus requires 85-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted Dragon Fruit Cactus will flourish over the summer months in this zone but must be brought inside for the winter months. (avoid frost)

BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS Here at Kens Nursery these Dragon Fruit Cactus are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience some burn. It is best to acclimate this Dragon Fruit Cactus to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE All Dragon Fruit Cactus for sale will vary in size. In the spring, Dragon Fruit Cactus are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most Dragon Fruit Cactus designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

Note: Before leaving, Dragon Fruit Cactus are inspected, watered, pruned if necessary to facilitate shipping. Your new Dragon is then bagged to keep the soil moist, to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your Dragon Fruit Cactus is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy Giant Red online now while they are in stock.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?
 Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states.
Note: This week free shipping on orders over $199.

Items Ordered Shipping Charge
1 $14.49
Plus $1.50 per additional item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $14.49
5 Items $20.49
10 Items $27.99

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
  Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
  All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
 No. Sorry,  at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME?
 To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.