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How to Plant Dragon Fruit

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Overview

Dragon fruit grows on cactus-like succulents that thrive in humid, tropical climates. So, unless you live in the tropics its best to plant your dragon fruit indoors. Unlike some grocery-store fruit that is often grown from hybrid stock, the dragon fruit that you buy at your local market is perfectly suitable to use to start your own crop at home. But keep in mind that while dragon fruit is easy to plant, but takes time care and considerable physical support to grow. This is not the best fruit for beginning gardeners.

Remove the Seeds from the Dragon Fruit.

Step 1

Cut the dragon fruit in half.

Step 2

Scoop a spoonful of the dragon fruit flesh out with a spoon.

Step 3

Fill a shallow bowl with water.

Step 4

Add the spoonful of dragon fruit flesh to the bowl.

Step 5

Vigorously whisk the dragon fruit to help separate the seeds from the pulp.

Step 6

Use your fingers to separate as much of the dragon fruit pulp from the seeds as possible.

Step 7

Remove the dragon fruit seeds from the water and lay them on a paper towel.

Plant the Dragon Fruit Seeds

Step 1

Fill a 12-inch porous clay pot with potting soil.

Step 2

Sprinkle the dragon fruit seeds so that they are evenly distributed over the surface of the soil.

Step 3

Water the soil.

Step 4

Cover the pot with a polythene bag.

Step 5

Wait 1-2 weeks for the seedlings to sprout.

Things You'll Need

  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Cactus potting mix
  • Polythene bag
  • Potting soil
  • 12 inch clay pot
  • Paper towel

References

  • Succulent-Plant.com: Dragon
  • TradeWindsFruit.com
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Emma Gin is a freelance writer who specializes in green, healthy and smart living. She is currently working on developing a weight-loss website that focuses on community and re-education. Gin is also working on a collection of short stories, because she knows what they say about idle hands.