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jeffy starts with ...
I bought a dragon fruit before Christmas and I tried tying It with twine but cut into the dragon fruit. the 2 questions I like to ask would the cut slow or kill the dragon fruit? and what do you use to tie the dragon fruit with without damaging it.
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7th February 2019 2:26pm
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Fred45 says...
They're quite tough. As long as the cut doesn't extend through the core and the wound dries, it should be fine. Things to watch at this size is overwatering and excess sun exposure. Not all are self-fertile so you may need another plant in proximity.
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8th February 2019 5:31pm
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Potty Bob 1 says...
From my experience it's hard to tie dragonfruit without cutting in . I have in the last five years started using gaffe tape . I don't think the cut will kill or harm it too much , but I'd try to retie it .
What I would do at the top of the pole is place supports around the top for the dragonfruit to hang off . If you had a freestanding pole I would suggest attaching a large bicycle wheel rim ( or motorcycle rim ) to the top for the plant to grow through and its supported as it hangs down , creating a manageable dragonfruit tree .
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8th February 2019 7:51pm
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Rannman75 says...
I usually use strips of old towels/ sheets to train my dragonfruit up towards the top of the post, then switch to bailing twine when the plant has matured and hardened off. Never super tight, to allow room for future growth. Haven’t had any issues yet👍
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9th February 2019 8:28am
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David01 says...
Hi jeffy,

DF will survive with any cuts. However, if you concern about the cut then use a 2-3 bamboo stakes around the DF. Tying the twine around the bamboos and the pole (with DF in the middle) this will do the job but the twine does not touch DF. Cheers.
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jeffy says...
i guess I water it to much then. I just tried using a budding tape to tie it up with it so I hope that works better
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