Hylocereus Costaricensis 'Pink Dragonfruit'- EDIBLES-Crown Chakra-seeds

Hylocereus Costaricensis 'Pink Dragonfruit'- EDIBLES-Crown Chakra-seeds

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HYLOCEREUS COSTARICENSIS

‘Red-fleshed Dragon Fruit’

‘Pitahaya’

 

15 seeds

Ideal sowing temp: 25-35C

Position:  Full Sun or Part Shade, needs something sturdy to climb on.

Sowing: 1mm deep. Grows well in a compost or potting soil mix - even as a potted indoor plant.

Sprouting: 14-28 days (at 25-35C).

Harvest: It can take between five and seven years for the plant to produce fruit.

Chakra: Crown.

Fast growing, perennial, vine-like cacti with stem sections that form aerial roots which adhere to the surface upon which they grow or climb. The stem may reach about 6.1 m long.  Hylocereus species have no true leaves, photosynthesis occurs in the green stems. Hylocereus blooms only at night.  The strongly perfumed flowers are approx. 22-30 cm long and funnel shaped.

Both the skin and flesh are deep magenta-red.  The seeds are small, black, and embedded throughout the flesh. The texture of the fruit is similar to kiwifruit because of its black, crunchy seeds. The flesh is mildly sweet and low in calories. Eaten raw, the fruit may also be converted into juice or wine or used to flavour other beverages. The seeds may be crushed and eaten, and are highly nutritious, but they are indigestible unless chewed.

Please note: This item is seeds only, NOT live plants! Quarantine restrictions prohibit us selling or shipping this item to WA, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, or Internationally.

General note: 
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.


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