Pitaya, or dragon fruit, grows quite well from seed and takes roughly 2 years from seed to fruit. Seeds are able to be stored for many years if left in a cool, dry and dark conditions. Our seeds are picked fresh from the plant and washed clean. They are dried and stored for no more than 6 months as we maintain a 2 season per year cycle with Hylocereus here, so we replace seeds every harvest.
Hylocereus sp. - Dragon Fruit Cuttings
Like our pitaya plants, cuttings are treated and shipped in exactly the same manner. The biggest difference being how to care for them after receiving them. Without roots they are at their most sensitive time, and many people have troubles with them. 2 things may happen: rot or dehydration. Keep rooting Hylocereus cuttings out of direct sunlight at all times, but always keep them in good shaded light. Cuttings root best when days are warm and long. Place the bottom end of the cuttings into your pots and soil mix. Keep them like this, in the shade, and do not water them for approximately 2 weeks. If they dehydrate water them a little. Once rooted, normal watering can begin.
Hylocereus sp. - Dragon Fruit Plants
Dragon fruit plants are easy to grow once rooted. Their only sensitivities are usually severe sun/heat, cold (above 8C will be OK) and long drought. Plants are rooted cuttings from our good fruit producing lines of Hylocereus undatus, we do not at this time sell seedlings.
Dragon fruit plants are shipped with registered air mail unless otherwise specified. They are shipped bare root, cleaned of soil, and wrapped in newsprint to avoid moisture buildup. Upon arrival, pot up the new plants and wait 3 days to water if conditions are favorable for active growing. Do not place in direct sun or sunburn and/or severe dehydration may occur. Acclimate them to your outdoor conditions slowly.