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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?
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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.
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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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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 06:05:03 PM »
Miracle: how did the plants get to the top of the tomato cage with no stake? I'm starting mine following your method, and they're only about a 2 feet tall. At this time, I only have them in the container, not tomato cage, no EMT tubes yet.
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »
Hi,
I know it's been almost two years since you posted the photos of your dragon fruit trellis, but I really want to THANK YOU! I have scoured the internet to get ideas on how to plant my cuttings, but everything is so complicated. I didn't want to ask my son to help me create cement posts with rebar, wooden posts with tires, etc., etc. Every idea I came across was too complicated for me to do on my own, until I happened upon the image of your dragon fruit solution. I joined this forum yesterday to access your information and directions. I'm just a person with limited space that wanted to grow some dragon fruit without a huge hassle. You have made that possible! Many thanks! ~ Merrilee :-)


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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
Miracle: how did the plants get to the top of the tomato cage with no stake? I'm starting mine following your method, and they're only about a 2 feet tall. At this time, I only have them in the container, not tomato cage, no EMT tubes yet.
Thanks,
Hello NewGen,
I just use some fabric or plastic strings to tie them up to the case to guide them to over the top and to remove them later.
Sorry, I am answering you too late because I did not log in this site for a while.
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2019, 09:18:44 AM »
Hi,
I know it's been almost two years since you posted the photos of your dragon fruit trellis, but I really want to THANK YOU! I have scoured the internet to get ideas on how to plant my cuttings, but everything is so complicated. I didn't want to ask my son to help me create cement posts with rebar, wooden posts with tires, etc., etc. Every idea I came across was too complicated for me to do on my own, until I happened upon the image of your dragon fruit solution. I joined this forum yesterday to access your information and directions. I'm just a person with limited space that wanted to grow some dragon fruit without a huge hassle. You have made that possible! Many thanks! ~ Merrilee :-)
I am happy that my post helps you to make your own trellis. Happy garden
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2019, 01:54:03 PM »
Hi all! Any suggestions on where to get a good 7 or 10 gallon plastic pot for this system? All planter pots on Home Depot/Lowes don't seem to be tall enough to allow deep insertion of the EMT pipes.

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« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2019, 03:57:53 PM »
Hi all! Any suggestions on where to get a good 7 or 10 gallon plastic pot for this system? All planter pots on Home Depot/Lowes don't seem to be tall enough to allow deep insertion of the EMT pipes.



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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2019, 06:04:15 PM »
I followed the excellent advice from OP to make mine. DF are growing fine, except that they appear flat and a little bit wrinkly at some areas. What can I do to make them fill out more?
Thanks so much for this thread!


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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2019, 09:33:28 AM »
I followed the excellent advice from OP to make mine. DF are growing fine, except that they appear flat and a little bit wrinkly at some areas. What can I do to make them fill out more?
Thanks so much for this thread!


Your DF is too young. Next summer they will be fat.  If you have room, move them slowly to full sun area. DF likes a lot of suns but not over 100F, the DF branch will burn.
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Re: Dragon fruit plant in pot
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2019, 10:15:22 AM »
Great design for DF! I was going to do according to the method of Spicy Exotics as in the photo, but now I will do as you do!

 

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