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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2017, 12:54:46 AM »
Miracle,
I love your your trellis layout! So effector, yet economical! :) I just made one myself. 

I'm going to add some supplemental lighting and heat. Prehaps a reptile heat lamp? I haven't been able to get df to flower or even grow much inside the greenhouse. I suspect it doesn't like filtered sunlight, since my greenhouse has glass that reduces uv. It grows nicely outside in direct sunlight and hot weather. I want to grow it successfully this time. I'm so sick of nasty store-bought df. I am growing "Red Zamorano" and "Purple Haze". Fingers crossed!
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Thanks, sildanani
Your trellis is very nice too.  Good luck with your df
FYI my white df will flowers two crops per year, one in June and one in late August. Red df will flowers three crops: late March,  June and late August.

Wow, it's a miracle alright.  How do you get DF to fruit so many time per year?

thanks!

Kent
May be the heat in Southern California and luck... I guess 😁
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 04:06:24 AM »
Miracle,
I love your your trellis layout! So effector, yet economical! :) I just made one myself. 

I'm going to add some supplemental lighting and heat. Prehaps a reptile heat lamp? I haven't been able to get df to flower or even grow much inside the greenhouse. I suspect it doesn't like filtered sunlight, since my greenhouse has glass that reduces uv. It grows nicely outside in direct sunlight and hot weather. I want to grow it successfully this time. I'm so sick of nasty store-bought df. I am growing "Red Zamorano" and "Purple Haze". Fingers crossed!
Thanks for posting!



Thanks, sildanani
Your trellis is very nice too.  Good luck with your df
FYI my white df will flowers two crops per year, one in June and one in late August. Red df will flowers three crops: late March,  June and late August.

Wow, it's a miracle alright.  How do you get DF to fruit so many time per year?

thanks!

Kent

I think you will find that most dragonfruit will flower 2-3 times a year throughout the warmer months. Sometimes  less, sometimes more.

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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2018, 12:59:23 AM »
Here are mine.  I had four df in the pots.
How is your dragon fruit in pot?  Please upload your df in pot. I hope all doing well






Only this df is leaned to one side


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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2018, 01:29:20 AM »
Hey Miracle your plants look awesome!   Love the modified tomato cages and clean setup you created.

The purple flowers are really nice, what is the type and how is the fruit?
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2018, 09:44:55 AM »
Hello Spaugh,
The fruits are so so... Fruit set is very low
I grow it because I like the flowers... they are very pretty :)


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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2018, 10:13:58 PM »
Thanks again for the design my Dragon fruit are doing great




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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2018, 10:37:34 AM »
What are you guys using as stakes inside the tomato cage?

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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2018, 01:05:39 AM »
What are you guys using as stakes inside the tomato cage?
1/2" or 3/4"of 10-ft  steel  EMT  from Home Depot, cut half 5-ft each
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 01:08:44 AM »
Thanks again for the design my Dragon fruit are doing great



Look great
chop the end of the DF branches, keep about 3-ft long, you will have more flowers at every node .... means more dragon fruits
Train your DF plant shape as an umbrella top==> look neat
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2018, 01:45:38 PM »
Miracle: do you have to hand pollinate your DFs?
Thanks,

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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 12:55:04 AM »
Never....
I got the df branches those are easy to set fruits from friends and family.
If they do not set fruits themselves,  they will go inside the trash can after 2  or 3 years 😁
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2018, 01:19:34 AM »
Hi Miracle, Thanks so much for posting the instruction  building the dragon fruit structure. I am a little confused about the top.  How do you form the line  between the post, for the plant to drape over?  Did you use string?  Which type? Sorry I am new to DIY, maybe didn't quite understand the material you listed. Secondly, can I use bamboo stick to sub for the post?  Thirdly, if I have the pole in the container, why do I still need to  use the tomato cage?  Sorry for so many questions.

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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2018, 02:53:13 AM »
I put some electrical plastic conduits on the top of a tomato cage. You can use 1 1:/2" 1 1/2" wood too.
I used the tomato cage to reinforce  and keep my df inside. I do not recommend to use bamboo sticks. They are not durable and strong as steel conduits.
Bring that list to Home Depot; they will help you to get what you need.
Good luck, dandandan
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2018, 12:55:49 PM »
Quick not to those who will get the EMTs from Home Depot, they have them in 5' sections, so no need to buy a 10 footer and cut it in 2.

 

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