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I planted my dragon fruit cutting 2 months ago, but just discovered I have planted it upside down! :-
It has roots, but no shoots
Should I take it out and re plant the other way up?
Or, cut in half (there is 38cm/15"e;sticking out of the soil) and plant the top part?
I live in subtropical far north NSW near the coast
Thanks for your help!
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Danny333 says...
G'day annap, just leave it how it is, it will eventually send some shoots out from the sides that will grow the correct way up.
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Markmelb says...
Looks ok to me too - i think you may be seeing epiphitic air root coming out which is normal for it to cling to what its climbing - Leave it alone I say too :)
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annap1 says...
Thanks so much Danny, Mark, very encouraging to hear your thoughts! I'll leave it and see what happens :-)
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Lissa says...
What makes you think you planted it upside down? The ridging down the side appears to be pointing up and the rounded tip is at the top. This is one of those plants you can just throw on the ground and it will take root, so not to worry.
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Original Post was last edited: 25th March 2017 8:04am
annap1 says...
Hi Lissa, thanks for your thoughts. The person who gave it to me remarked that a similar piece from the same plant, given to someone else at the same time, had several branches of new growth... the only reason I could figure my piece hadn't grown was that it was upside down :-
I have planted it in a good mix with sand, but it still doesn't have any shoots, so something is slowing it down.
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Lissa says...
Hi Annap. Every garden has it's own micro climate. How is the other piece planted? Is it in a pot, in the ground, in the sun? Perhaps it has something to do with where the cutting was taken from on the parent plant. This is an almost indestructible plant. Yours WILL shoot eventually :) I found mine did best when planted on an east facing fence - having said that, many of the fruit ended up on the neighbours side of that fence!

BTW mine weren't grown in any special mix. They were propped upright along the wooden fence in regular old garden soil a bit on the clay side. Water came when it rained and they did great.
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Original Post was last edited: 28th March 2017 7:15pm
Danny333 says...
I always root my cuttings in a bucket 1/4 filled with water kept out of direct sunlight. Cuttings usually root within a couple of weeks and can then be planted out. Here's a coupl of pics of my tree.
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annap1 says...
Thanks, that's encouraging!
I don't know where the other cuttings are, but I might try moving this one and see if it prefers a different space :-)
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annap1 says...
Wow, looks beautiful!
Mine has developed roots, just waiting for more growth to happen :-)
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