Plant Care dragon fruit cactus

dragon fruit cactus


White-fleshed pitahaya

How to care for dragon fruit cactus

💦 Water

How often to water your dragon fruit cactus

Water needs for dragon fruit cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

dragon fruit cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 dragon fruit cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for dragon fruit cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant dragon fruit cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

dragon fruit cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize dragon fruit cactus

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

Care Summary for dragon fruit cactus

dragon fruit cactus

dragon fruit cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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