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Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« on: May 01, 2020, 04:46:48 PM »
Hi Everyone!
I recently was gifted a dragon fruit cutting.  I have never rooted a dragon fruit before.  Which end do you root?


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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 05:02:23 PM »
The spines point up. So the tapered end near the writing.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 05:03:27 PM »
Actually ignore me, it doesn't look as obvious in the picture.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 05:11:53 PM »
The left side goes in the dirt it looks like
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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2020, 05:15:43 PM »
What are the things to look for?
At first I thought maybe the thorns point up but I have seen photos where some point up or down.
This one mostly points straight out.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2020, 06:08:44 PM »
hump then thorn
small end down

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2020, 06:14:25 PM »
Whenever I cut a piece, its from the joint.  Then sometimes will lop off the growing tip aince its not hardened.  Thats looks like what they did.  No one would make the bottom cut in the middle and leave you with a pointed tip. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 06:56:05 PM »
Ok Thanks guys!
I'm glad I asked.  I'm sure I would have inserted the larger end into the soil.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 07:12:53 PM »
Left side end in ground.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 07:47:34 PM »

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 07:56:51 PM »
I think that is probably correct. But the cutting could simply be laid sideways and it will surely bud out.
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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2020, 11:01:51 PM »
How many buds would come out when you laid cutting on its side?

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2020, 08:32:14 PM »
That really depends, I donít know. But it would give you the best chance to immediately get the most starts from a single cutting.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2020, 04:59:38 AM »
Plant it sideways if you're not sure 🤔

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Re: Dragon Fruit Cutting - Which end is which?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2020, 10:18:12 AM »
Ouch that is a small piece, hopefully doesnt go back to seedling growth stage

 

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