This plant will produce red dragon fruits. It has small spines on surface of levaes. This plant needs support to stand erect, otherwise it bends sideways. Most of the dragon fruit growers tie this plant with cemented pole for its further vertical growth. But this plant can be grown with support of dry coir pole also. It blooms its flowers during spring and summer season, subsequently fruits are produced. Its stem is herbaceous.
This plant can reach height of 3-4 metres.
It likes direct sunlight, but can survive in shady area also. Better growth will be only in full sunlight. During winter, plant should not be overwatered, otherwise plant roots may rot. Proper drainage in soil is must. Watering of plant should be only after drying of upper surface of soil. This is a robust plant and can survive without water for 2 weeks. This plant loves to grow in hot climate. Loamy soil is recommended for its better growth. Use of Vermi-compost mixed with castor cake compost (10%) on monthly basis will improve its growth.