Halley's Comet Dragon Fruit Cuttings
All of the cuttings we sell are between 5 and 8 inches long and are grown using all-natural and organic growing methods at our southwest Florida registered nursery (registration number 48020404). Because we are a registered nursery in the state of Florida, you can be confident that we will provide healthy, high quality Halley's Comet cuttings.
The dragon fruit plants are cut to be between 5 and 8 inches long by us as on a per order basis in order to ensure that the cuttings are as fresh and as healthy as possible. Keep in mind that the length of the cuttings is largely irrelevant because dragon fruit are very hardy and grow extremely fast (sometimes growing over 12 inches in a week). All cuttings are unrooted and taken from mature plants that produce fruit. As a result, they may contain some aerial roots, as well as some grayish scarring on their edges or bodies due to their age, which is normal. Additionally, because all cuttings are taken from mature plants that produce fruit, the time for the cuttings to first produce fruit will be shortened significantly.
Halley's Comet Description: The Dragon Fruit is a vining, terrestrial plant with a fleshy stem. The plant is fast growing, easy to care for, and grows well in containers. White, fragrant flowers adorn the plant in late spring to early fall. Flowers are elaborate and bloom only at night. They produce round, red colored fruits. The round fruit is covered with distinguished scales and can get up to 5 inches long. Enclosed in the thin rind of the Halley's Comet variety is a large mass of sweetly flavored dark pink colored pulp and numerous small black edible seeds. The fruit can weigh up to 2 pounds and can be eaten out-of-hand, and is also used as a flavoring in pastries and drinks. In full production, Halley's Comet may have up to 4 fruiting cycles per year. Halley's Comet DOES NOT need to be cross pollinated and is often considered by many to be the best variety of dragon fruit.
Growing Directions: Plant the dragon fruit cuttings one inch deep in well-drained soils (and in containers), in full sun to partial shade. Water this cactus regularly and do not allow the soil to fully dry out between watering when first planted. Dragon fruit typically recovers quickly from light frosts but needs to be covered or moved inside when temperatures get close to or drop below freezing (32°F; 0°C) for long durations.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or special requests before purchasing.