Yellow Dragon Fruit Plant (Hylocereus megalanthus)

Yellow Dragon Fruit Plant

  • Self-Fruiting and Sweet
  • Dramatically Large White Nocturnal Flowers
  • Unique and Exotic Appearance

Approved by dragons everywhere: the Yellow Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus megalanthus) will breathe fire and excitement into your garden! Widely regarded as the sweetest of dragon fruits the Yellow Dragon Fruit is an excellent choice if you can’t get enough of this subtly sweet flavor.

Imagine how lovely it would be to walk out to your yard to pick a few for your smoothies. With a self-fruiting Yellow Dragon Fruit, you can. Use your Yellow Dragon Fruits as the perfect addition to other culinary creations like fruit salad or homemade sherbet.

Yellow Dragon fruits skin is soft and easy to cut through and it turns pineapple yellow when ripe. Hidden beneath the bright yellow skin is white flesh speckled with tiny black seeds. Yellow Dragon Fruit is bright and succulent.

The Yellow Dragon Fruit will transport you to a magical tropical fairyland where you will believe that dragons are real once you see the fantastic blooms this cactus produces. These nocturnal fragrant blossoms are huge and look stunning as their soft white petals fan out in the moonlight. To add to the dreamy effect, these flowers fill the air with a sweet fragrant scent.

You’ll want to sit and study your Yellow Dragon Fruit. Its thick, angular vines reach and crawl from the top of a tall trunk. You can keep yours in a hanging container to let the branches overflow and reach downward.

To keep your Yellow Dragon Fruit happy, you don’t need to be a plant whisperer. You will need to support your Yellow Dragon Fruit along its trunk and add support for its vines, though. This South American native loves to grow in full sun or partial shade. And this drought-tolerant beauty performs best in low moisture soil that drains quickly.

As a statement piece, you’ll want to plant your Yellow Dragon Fruit as a specimen in your front yard. It also does well as a hanging plant or next to a fence that it can climb, climb, climb.

Don’t miss out on one of the most desirable and exciting cacti. Create a tropical wonderland in your landscape with a Yellow Dragon Fruit cactus.

Yellow Dragon Fruit Plant (Hylocereus megalanthus) Details

Common name Yellow Dragon Fruit Plant
Botanical name Hylocereus megalanthus
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 10-11
Growth rate Medium, Slow
Height 8 - 25 ft.
Width 2 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Low
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Fruiting
Flower color White