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Germination of

Hylocereus costaricensis

Red Dragon Fruit - Hylocereus undatus, Pitaya, Dragon Fruit

Hylocereus costaricensis

Hylocereus costaricensis, also known as Costa Rican night-blooming cactus, is a species of climbing cactus that produces edible fruits. To germinate Hylocereus costaricensis seeds, start by preparing a well-draining soil mixture of cactus soil and sand in equal parts. Soak the seeds in warm water for about 24 hours, then plant them about 1/4 inch deep in the soil mixture. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and place the pot in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. Germination usually occurs within 2-3 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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