Plant Care Dragonfruit


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Dragonfruit has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dragonfruit has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Hylocereus undatus, Hylocereus undatus, Hylocereus undatus, dragonfruit, white-fleshed pitahaya and pitahaya


Selenicereus undatus

How to care for Dragonfruit


How often to water your Dragonfruit

Water needs for Dragonfruit
0.5 cups
every 12

Dragonfruit needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dragonfruit

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Hylocereus undatus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dragonfruit: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dragonfruit love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dragonfruit does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dragonfruit in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dragonfruit

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dragonfruit: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dragonfruit after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Dragonfruit



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dragonfruit has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Dragonfruit has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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hard to kill, can go without water for a while, loves the sun

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