Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit from the cactus family, that offers many health benefits. Dragon fruit trees not only add beauty to your garden but also bear tasty fruits. The blooms of the dragon fruit plant are as exotic as the fruit. They are one of the largest flowers with a surreal fragrance. The flowers bloom only for a night, each year and hence dragon fruit is also known as the "Belle of the Night" and the "Night Blooming Cereus". The plant grows faster during the hot summer months. It blooms between July - October. Once you grow a dragon fruit plant, you can enjoy juicy dragon fruits for 20 to 30 years.