This product contains
|1||Dragon Fruit, Ajagar Phal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Dragon Fruit
The dragon fruit is a member of the cactus family. Dragon fruit is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas.
Dragon fruit usually refers to the fruit of the genus Stenocereus while dragon fruit refers to the fruit of the genus Hylocereus both in the family Cactaceae. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia, Florida in the United States, the Caribbean, Australia, and throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||4 inch (10 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Dragon fruit, pitaya, pitahaya, Night-blooming Cereus, king of the night, Strawberry Pear, Belle of the Night, Cinderella Plant|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||up to 5 – 9 inches.|
|Flower Colour ||White.|
|Bloom Time ||May to June|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow.|
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light. Protect the Dragon Fruit Plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer. Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition. For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant Protection Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area. Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment. Don'ts Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Dragon Fruit care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light. Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Natural bright light.|
|Watering ||Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.|
|Soil ||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature ||10 to 30 degrees C.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
|Harvest Season ||Once the color of the fruit has changed from green to yellow or red, then it is ready to harvest.|
Dragon Fruit uses
- Dragon fruit is one of the good sources of Magnesium
Dragon fruit is Loaded With Fiber
Dragon fruit Promotes a Healthy Gut
Dragon fruit Strengthens Your Immune System
Frequently Asked Questions
How to support dragon fruit plants?
Provide a stake as support for the new plants, e,g. wooden or concrete poles, a wall or a fence.
Where dragon fruit grow?
Grow Dragon fruit outdoor where direct bright light is available.
Can dragon fruit grow from seeds?
Yes, dragon fruits can be grown through seeds.
Is dragon fruit plant a cactus?
Yes, dragon fruit plant is a cactus.
Why is my dragon fruit plant not growing?
make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight, Water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch, avoid overwatering. No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
Does dragon fruit grow in india?
Yes, dragon fruit will grow in India
What to feed dragon fruit plant?
Give it any organic NPK rich fertilizer every month during the active growing season.
Does dragon fruit plant have thorns?
Yes, dragon fruit plant has thorns
When to prune dragon fruit plant?
If you are just starting out with Dragon Fruit, remember that they should not be pruned until they are at least one year old, and ideally not until they have had one good flowering and fruiting season.
Is dragon fruit cactus edible?
Yes, dragon fruit cactus edible
How to grow dragon fruit plant?
Soil Requirements – This plant is able to grow in any soil that is well draining, but it prefers to grow in soil that is slightly acidic with a pH level that is between six and seven. Sandy soil is the best option for this plant; if it is not available, just ensure that it is well draining soil.
Fertilizer – To ensure that the dragon fruit is growing properly, give it some fertilizer every month during the active growing season. During the cold winter months, you will want to stop feeding your plant for a few months.
Water – Because this plant is a cactus plant, it is important to make sure that you are watering it properly. Only water the plant when the top of the soil is dry to the touch, and do not allow the plant to sit in water. The soil needs to be moist, not soaked.
Light Requirements – The base of the plant can see a little shade, but the tips of the plant require full sun to ensure that the plant blooms properly. If too much shade is given to the plant, the fruit will not do well.
Temperature Requirements – Dragon fruit will not grow in cold climates, so make sure that the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent damage from occurring to the plant. For optimal growth, the temperature needs to be between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
How many dragon fruit plants per acre?
Dragon fruit plants per acre around 2000 plants
Does dragon fruit plant need water?
No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering.
Why is my dragon fruit plant turning yellow?
Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
Can dragon fruit grow indoors?
No, dragon fruit can not grow indoor.
Thursday, 11 June 2020
PLANT HEALTHY BUT VERY SLOW GROWTH
Friday, 13 March 2020
Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)
Monday, 02 March 2020
Thank you so much... gifted to someone special and he likes it a lot
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