Planting Dragonfruit Cactus | Mounding & Planting

Normal Planting of dragonfruit: When considering dragon fruit planting, the manner in which you plant dragonfruit cactus plants is not different from any other plant for the most part. Dig a hole at least 2-3 times the diameter of the root ball of the dragonfruit cactus plant you have grown from growing dragonfruit from seeds or from dragonfruit cuttings. Make the hole at least 3 times as deep as the root ball. Mix the soil from the hole with organic compost and use that mixture to surround the planted dragonfruit cactus plant rootball. If the soil requires it, water the hole before planting and water the planted dragonfruit cactus after planting - unless the soil is already moist from rains. Remember - always err on the side of too little water rather than too much water for dragonfruit cactus plants.

Planting dragonfruit in Wetter Areas: If it is unavoidable that you must plant the dragonfruit cactus in a location where it may at times be wet for more than short periods or where it may occasionally even flood slightly, you can plant the dragonfruit cactus in raised beds or in mounds. This will help keep the dragon fruit cactus plants out of standing water altogether when it is wettest. If you are planting in a raised bed, be sure that you adequately water the dragonfruit when it is dry as raised beds can be prone to drying out. If you plant in a mound, make the mound high enough that the roots of the dragonfruit plant will not ever substantially be submerged in water during the wet season or flooding season. Plant as normal in the soil of the mound.

Dragon Fruit Website : Copyright 2007

Dragon Fruit health benefits and nutrition at the Foodlywise Dragon Fruit pages.