La Verne Dragonfruit Plant
La Verne Red Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species guatemalensis and another unknown species. It is named after the nursery, where it is grown commercially and sold as plants in Southern California. The growth of this variety is very typical of most Hylocereus guatemalensis species with minimal spines. Once the growth matures, you can identify this variety as segments begin to twist.
Easily adapted to a variety of growing conditions and soils, this beautiful night blooming cactus produces fruit best when allowed to climb on a wooden trellis or your favorite tree. The huge round flowers are highly fragrant and beautiful in form, usually lasting just one night.
These are rooted Dragonfruit cuttings. Transplant as soon as possible.
The Dragonfruit will produce fruit in about 2-3 years.
Please note that Dragonfruit does not like the cold so it will need protection in the winter if you live in an area that gets frost or freeze.
For best fruit production, build a stand for support.