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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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Description for Dragon Fruit, Ajagar Phal ( Grown through seeds )

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 20 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 Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Dragon fruit, pitaya, pitahaya, Night blooming Cereus, king of the nihgt, Strawberry Pear, Belle of the Night, Cinderella Plant White May to June 10 to 20 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant flush with the soil line. Fertilize only occasionally. Water the dragon fruit plant in the same manner as a tropical cactus.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Well-drained soil Medium 10 to 30 degrees C 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 try to stay away from wet, mucky 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: 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.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Unverified information Tuber paste is applied externally to cure scabies.

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 Abbas Hyder 28 November 2017
Thank you, Got the plant in very good conditon.
4 / 5 Raja Manikandan 05 September 2017
Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.
5 / 5 Meena Bulla 05 September 2017
Amazed us with safe and sound delivery
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