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In this article, we’ll look at what you need in Dragon Fruit soil to get the best results.
Dragon fruit has become so popular in recent years that some are calling it the “miracle fruit”. I’m not so sure about that but there is evidence emerging that yes, it does have some health benefits.
Nutrition has become an important part of our daily lives and Dragon fruit has a little bit of several nutrients.
For example, it’s fiber content is generous as well as magnesium. In my opinion, the big benefit with Dragon fruit is it’s low calorie content.
Generally, fruit is not a good idea when you are trying to shed some pounds because of high sugar content, be it natural. But Dragon fruit has low calories which ticks off a lot of important boxes for dieters.
What Is Dragon Fruit Soil?
Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that can be grown in many different climates.
It is important to know the soil requirements of the dragon fruit so that you can grow it well. Dragon fruit needs warm, humid soil and should be planted in a raised bed or container.
The soil should have good drainage and sunlight. To get more technical, the pH level should be between 5.5-6.5 and the soil should be rich in organic matter like compost or manure.
The soil must be loose, well-draining, and fertile. In the warm, dry climates of the American southwest and Southeast United States, dragon fruit can also be grown as an annual outdoors.
Dragon fruit plants should also have a warm climate with little to no cold weather; it is better suited for growing in hot humid climates such as Florida or Hawaii. So in a sense, dragon fruit soil should be soil that drains well.
The last thing you want to do is let water sit constantly around its roots area. Dragon fruit however, does like a little more water than most cactus varieties.
But the key is to make sure that water can drain away gradually and not sit in the root system of the plant. At the same time, the dragon fruit will utilize it when it’s there before it’s next watering.
If you are growing dragon fruit in pots, then use pots that have a drainage outlet but not one that drains excessively in seconds. It has to be natural.
And finally, yes, dragon fruit likes sunlight. Make sure it can get access to at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day.
Why Use It In Your Garden?
Dragon fruit is a great addition to any garden because of its many benefits. It can be used as a hedge or as a small tree depending on the size you want it to grow.
Dragon fruit is also known to be an excellent plant for those who have limited space in their garden. It has a unique look and taste that cannot be replicated by any other plant in your garden.
Dragon fruits are best eaten when they are ripe, but can be eaten before then as well.
Eating them too early will result in a tart taste and eating them too late will result in a mushy texture.
The skin may be eaten and the fruit can be used as a refreshing drink or juice with its texture similar to that of an avocado.
Dragon fruit can be used in many dishes and desserts. It has also been used in some herbal medicines as well as skin care products because of its antioxidant properties.
Dragon fruit plants are typically grown from seeds or from cuttings from the parent plant. They are not as demanding as other plants and can be grown in soils with moderate salt content.
Once again, soil must have good drainage and it should be rich in organic matter such as compost, manure, or peat moss. Dragon fruit plants will not tolerate constant and soggy wet soil conditions and need well-drained soil to thrive.
How Do You Prepare Dragon Fruit Soil?
To make dragon fruit soil, you can use a mixture of compost and potting soil with an eggshell for calcium and some perlite to help with drainage.
You can also add any other ingredients you want like coffee grounds or shredded leaves for nutrients. It’s important to apply the dragon fruit soil correctly because it will determine the success rate of your plant.
For example, if you apply too much soil, your plant might not be able to get enough water because the roots will be buried too deep or the soil will be too heavy.
For best results, use a 3-2-3 rule when you plant your dragon fruit plants. Two inches should have compost, and three inches should have potting soil mix.
To grow dragon fruit plants, you need a sunny spot and it needs to be at least 6 feet away from any other plants.
In the winter they can do well with 6 hours of sunlight. And remember, dragon fruit roots reach down a long way.
Growing them in pots or containers can be tricky. Make sure they are at least two feet in depth, especially when you are transplanting young plants. Their root system really takes off during their initial fruiting period.
The following video tutorial will give you some idea of how to prepare dragon fruit soil.
Conclusion: Growing Success! Your Dragonfruit Tree Is Doing Great!
In conclusion, your dragon fruit tree is doing great! Here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your tree’s continued success:
– Water your tree regularly, keeping the soil moist but not saturated.
– Fertilize your tree every couple of months with a balanced fertilizer.
– Provide adequate sunlight and ventilation to your dragon fruit tree.
– Prune your tree regularly to maintain its shape and size but don’t go overboard.
Thanks for taking care of your dragon fruit tree!