Asked by: Vaidotas Mozhaisky
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th April, 2020

When should I fertilize dragon fruit?

Apply fertilizer 2 to 3 months after planting a dragon fruit tree. This is when the tree starts growing. During the first year after planting a dragon fruit cactus, fertilize every 8 weeks with light doses (1/4 lb) of fertilizer.

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Beside this, what is the best fertilizer for dragon fruit?

Fertilize plants once in early spring and again after the plants finish flowering with a water-soluble fertilizer such as 20-20-20. Mix 1 tablespoon of fertilizer for every gallon of water.

Subsequently, question is, how do I get my dragon fruit to bloom? How to Induce Flowering in Dragon Fruit

  1. Move your plant into a greenhouse.
  2. Extend the length of daylight your dragon fruit plant receives.
  3. Train the dragon fruit plant up a trellis.
  4. Prune the tips of the plant's uppermost stems after it climbs up the trellis.
  5. Prune any dying or damaged branches and stems from your dragon fruit plant.

Accordingly, when should I prune dragon fruit?

Pruning Pitaya (Dragon Fruit)

  1. Step 1 - Before: Pruning should occur after the last harvest in May-June.
  2. Step 2 - Clean main stem: Branches growing up the main stem must be removed.
  3. Step 3 - Remove old growth: Selectively remove the older branches from underneath.
  4. Step 4 - Cut back clean: Cut branches back to the original stem.

Does dragon fruit need a lot of water?

Dragon Fruit's Water Needs Because they live in areas of frequent rain showers, the dragon fruit needs more water than its desert cactus cousins. It's still a cactus, however, so too much water is as bad as too little. To strike a balance, make sure your dragon fruit plant gets about an inch of water per week.

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