Today’s Wordless Wednesday shows how FAST my Hylocereus Undatus has grown over the past 6 months. In the intense heat of a Florida summer, the stem segments can put on 16″ in a fortnight! With growth this rapid, how do we not see it as it happens!?! ;)
Let’s start with a picture taken on Monday, September 17 and work backwards:
On May 16, it looked VERY different:
:And this is how it looked on March 12, when I removed it from the original container and dug it in-ground:
WOW!! That looks downright small in comparison!!!
As an FYI, I purchased this specimen in the Fall of 2011 and kept it as a container plant for 6mos before planting. Hylocereus usually flower/fruit after reaching age 2, so I suspect it will bud sometime next summer. :)
If you’d like to know more about this remarkable vining cactus, check out the University of Florida Miami/Dade Pitaya page.
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