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Dragon Fruit, Ajagar Phal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant

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Dragon fruit produces a beautiful but short-lived fruit with the appearance of a brilliant pink rosebud.
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Dragon Fruit, Ajagar Phal ( Grown through seeds ) Plant
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Description for Dragon Fruit, Ajagar Phal ( Grown through seeds )

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

The exact origin is unknown but is likely from Southern Mexico through Costa Rica. A truly amazing cactus, Dragon Fruit Cactus is a highly prolific climber with an epiphytic nature using aerial roots to help propel itself ever higher and farther along whatever path it can find to reach lengths of up to 10 feet or more. Easily adapted to a variety of climates and soils this night blooming cactus is world renowned and is cultivated around the world in tropical regions for the fruit it bears.

Common name(s): Dragon fruit, pitaya, pitahaya, Night blooming Cereus, king of the night, Strawberry Pear, Belle of the Night, Cinderella Plant
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: May to June
Max reachable height: Up to 10 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Cutting and seeds are used for propagation Dragon fruit plant.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained sandy loam soil
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 10 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Dragon Fruit

  • Dragon Fruit Cactus must be treated like a Tropical Cactus and water when nearly dry but try to keep the climbing pole moist.
  • An automatic dripper at the top of the post works well.
  • Well-drained, sandy cactus mix.
  • Remember to try to stay away from wet, soggy soils.
  • Fertilizer can be detrimental to Dragon Fruit Cactus and too much can kill the plant so fertilize sparingly with low-nitrogen cactus fertilizer, slow time release is best.
  • For in-ground planting, broadcast a balanced granular fertilizer once a month. Dragon Fruit Cactus are light feeders, however unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly and virtually remain dormant.

Harvesting

These plants start bearing fruits in the first year itself. Generally, these plants starts flowering in May to June month and bears fruits from Aug to Dec month.

Typical uses of Dragon Fruit

Special features:

Medicinal use: This fruit helps in controlling diabetes, preventing arthritis, improving heart health, weight management, fighting against aging, preventing asthma, lowering cholesterol.

This fruit is high in fats and proteins. This fruit is high in vitamins & minerals. This fruit is a good source of antioxidants.

  • Note: Use after consulting the specialist.

  • References

    • http://botanicalgrowersnetwork.net/znetsol/1-ProductPages/Dragon/default.p.htm
    • http://www.agrifarming.in/dragon-fruit-cultivation/
    • http://balconygardenweb.com/how-to-grow-dragon-fruit-growing-dragonfruit-pitaya/
    • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/much-soil-need-dragon-fruit-plants-63045.html
    • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d243

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    5 / 5 Savitha Naik 02 July 2018
    Very much happy with the product and service. On time delivery with product being in perfect condition.
    5 / 5 Kopfo Kadena 02 July 2018
    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments
    4 / 5 anuradha 02 July 2018
    What are other names of this plant?
    5 / 5 Sharon Edwards 01 July 2018
    Very good garden plants, worth enough for normal gardening. Got for deal price.
    5 / 5 Santosh Choudhary 01 July 2018
    Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

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