Dragon Fruit To Be

Ever since moving to Asia I have been intrigued with dragon fruit. The cactus sits propped up, a dusty dull green for many months before the buds appear. The buds gradually grow into something that resembles the plant from Little Shop of Horrors. I always keep an eye on the local crop and eagerly wait for them to bloom. The flowers open for one glorious day, often dozens on one plant. Then they droop and are replaced with the shaggy red fruit that we get at the market. Altogether a quirky little plant!