: Hylocereus Costaricensis~ Red Dragon fruit~Sweet Pitaya 15 seeds: Garden & Outdoor. Hylocereus costaricensis has a wide range, is very common to abundant, and although there are threats none of these are significant enough to warrant a. 1- Introduction to the Species Hylocereus costarica – Red-fleshed Pitahaya 2- Characteristics of the Species Hylocereus costaricensis.

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Views View Edit History. Prime destination for succulent lovers. Flavor — When testing for sweetness of the Dragon Fruit a device called a refractometer is used. The only complaint I have about raising Hylocereus is minor. Growing — This is a rating of the overall hardiness of the plant.

They hylocrreus be grown from seed taken from ripe fruit: Most gardeners interested in cacti should be able to cultivate these without much problem. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

Introducing Hylocereus costaricensis

Most plants grown under the name Hylocereus polyrhizus refer to this species. The latter name is ambiguous and not used.


In our fall fruit stayed on the vine around 10 days longer than normal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The only real problem with this method is that the resultant seedlings are very slow-growing, and they tend to be rather susceptible to large changes costxricensis environmental conditions. Wikispecies has information related to Hylocereus costaricensis.

Hylocereus costaricensis – Wikipedia

They are extra large, three-sided growth with medium size spines. The flower buds emerge with red outline on the edges of the bud. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The sweetness is also present with an average brix score of How to Grow and Care for Cereus. A nice balance of acidity and sweetness with a firm texture making it one of my favs. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

The stems are huge and a strong grower as well. If the roots have become black or overly soft, the cactus could be experiencing root rot — cut away the affected parts and replant.


Hylocereus costaricensis – H. costaricensis

The leathery, fleshy stems have three ribs, each topped with tiny clusters of short spines. When the fruit is produced, they are about. The Texas Triffid Ranch. If so, make sure the soil is costarjcensis and then remove the pot.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Because of this, it lacks a 5 rating in fruit production. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In addition to sweetness any unique attributes such as size and flavor are also considered when giving this rating.

Named after Costa Rica where it was first discovered. This scale ranges from 0 to Check the Contact page for more details.

The species is native to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, although its natural range is hard to determine because it has been cultivated so widely. Hylocereus costaricensisthe Costa Rican pitahaya or Costa Rica nightblooming cactusis a costaricnesis species native to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.