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Tropical / Yellow pitahaya (Hylocereus megalanthus)

Yellow pitahaya (Hylocereus megalanthus)
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The yellow pitahaya or yellow dragonfruit is a delicious sweet fruit with a yellow peel and white pulp. Easy plant to take care of.

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 10 seeds


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Yellow pitahaya

Northern South America

Minimum temperature:
8 degrees Celsius

The yellow pitaha or yellow dragonfruit is a delicious sweet fruit with a yellow peel and white pulp. It is actually an epifytic cactus, which means the plant grows and climbs in tree branches with its long stems. With their air roots they extract nutrients and water, not needing soil. The white flowers can grow up to 35cm in nature and are some of the largest flowers of all cacti. They are self-pollinating and each flower can produce a prickly fruit. To eat these fruits it is best to cut them in half and use a spoon to eat the pulp. The plant prefers a sunny spot and a well draining soil. Besides that, it is an easy plant for indoors.
There used to be a lot of unclarity about the right species name, but after genetic research it has become clear that this is a natural crossing between the Hylocereus costaricensis and Selenicereus inermis. The yellow pitahaya can be seen as its own species within the Hylocereus-genus. Which is the same as the well known red pitahaya.

Sowing description:
Sow seeds in sowing mix and germinate at 20-25 degrees Celcius. Keep the soil continously moistened. Germination usualy occurs after a few weeks.

Sowing time:
Year round


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Arno - 26-01-2021 09:39

Helaas geen succes. Ik denk dat deze zaden volledig oppervlakkig gezaaid moeten worden voor een beter resultaat. Ik zou het op die manier nog eens opnieuw proberen.

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