Plant Care Hylocereus undatus
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Hylocereus undatus

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Hylocereus undatus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hylocereus undatus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Hylocereus undatus, dragonfruit, white-fleshed pitahaya and pitahaya

Taxonomy

Selenicereus undatus
Selenicereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Hylocereus undatus

Water

How often to water your Hylocereus undatus

Water needs for Hylocereus undatus
0.5 cups
every 12

Hylocereus undatus 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 Hylocereus undatus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Hylocereus undatus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hylocereus undatus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hylocereus undatus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hylocereus undatus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hylocereus undatus: 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 Hylocereus undatus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Hylocereus undatus is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus undatus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Hylocereus undatus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Hylocereus undatus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Catandplantlover1 avatar
@Catandplantlover1
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 165 XP
05/15/2021

hard to kill, can go without water for a while, loves the sun

Survivor Survivor

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