Plant Care

 

Dragon fruit:

All of our dragon fruit plants have been greenhouse grown. When you receive your plants, please be patient in acclimating them to their new environment. This means slowly transitioning them from shade to full sun. Please do not place them in a dark place, like a garage, they will shock! We recommend placing them in a partial shady protected area and moving them into full sun over a minimum of a two week period. Moving the plants into full sun too quickly can cause severe sun scald which will damage the overall plant health. 

Dragon fruit will not grow in cold climates, so make sure that the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent damage from occurring to the plant. For optimal growth, the temperature needs to be between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Dragon fruit can be planted in large containers or in the ground as long as they are protected from frost. Dragon Fruit plants are a tropical fruiting cactus meaning they will require a regular watering schedule during the active growing season. 

We recommend that you grow dragon fruit plants in full sun, supported by a trellis system that can support the weight of the cactus. 

For more information about dragon fruit production check out this helpful video from the San Diego UC Agriculture Extension 

How to train dragon fruit plants on a trellis:

 

How to hand pollinate Dragon fruit flowers:

 

Vanilla Bean Orchid:

Vanilla Bean Orchids require special care; good light, high humidity and temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees. A perfect gift for the Orchid hobbyist!