Plant Care Hylocereus undatus

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


Selenicereus undatus

How to care for Hylocereus undatus


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 located in Austin, Texas.

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

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

Plant care guide for Hylocereus undatus in Austin, Texas

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Growing Hylocereus undatus in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Hylocereus undatus in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Hylocereus undatus in Austin, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.5% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 18.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Hylocereus undatus in Austin, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Austin is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of dayli…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.

Hylocereus undatus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Hylocereus undatus

Nutrient needs for plant Hylocereus undatus in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus undatus

Hylocereus undatus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Austin, Texas, 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
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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hard to kill, can go without water for a while, loves the sun

Survivor Survivor

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