Watch a dragonfruit grow

Dragonfruit’s a wild-looking fruit with a wild story to tell about how it grows.

Start with a cactus in the tropics. A small bud grows into a huge bright white flower. The flower’s bright because on full moon nights it’s hoping to attract its pollinator, a bat.

After a successful “date”, the fruit starts forming at the flower’s base. As the flower fades the fruit grows and turns into its bright pink exterior with wild green shoots going every which way.