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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. Dragon fruit is known for its vibrant red skin and sweet, seed-speckled pulp.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best fruiting plants
  • dragon fruit is High in Nutrients.
  • Strengthens Your Immune System.

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1Dragon Fruit, Ajagar Phal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Dragon Fruit

The dragon fruit is member of Cactaceae family. Dragon fruit is perennial vine like cacti. They have triangular green, fleshy, jointed, many branched stems.Flower is white showy, edible, fragrant and bell shaped. The fruit is a fleshy berry, which is oblong with red and yellow scaly peel.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 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


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Donts
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Dragon Fruit care

  • 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.
  • Sunlight
  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
  • Temperature 10 to 30 degrees C.
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (July-Sep) feed the plant with 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

    Medicinal Use:

    • Dragon fruit is one of the good sources of Magnesium
    • It is loaded With fiber
    • Dragon fruit strengthens your immune system
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    Culinary Use:

    • It is used for preparing jam and chutney
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    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(more than 6 hrs) 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 more than 6 hrs of bright direct sunlight. No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inch) 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(July-October).

    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(July-October).

    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. You can prune them in the month of July-October.

    Is dragon fruit cactus edible?

    Yes, Dragon fruit cactus is edible.

    How to grow dragon fruit plant?

    Dragon fruit plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant.  1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(July-October). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    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(1-2 inches) of the soil feels dry to touch, avoid overwatering. Before water Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

    Why is my dragon fruit plant turning yellow?

    The main reasons Dragon fruit plant turning yellow are as follows 1.Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.

    Can dragon fruit grow indoors?

    No, Dragon fruit can not grow indoor.

    How to plant dragon fruit tree?

    1.To plant Dragon fruit tree in pot, choose a pot having of 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

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    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • is this plant fruit a red plup or white pulp which nurserylive supplied

      It is with white pulp.