How to Build a Dragon Fruit Trellis and Plant Your First Dragon Fruit Cutting

How to Build a Dragon Fruit Trellis and Plant Your First Dragon Fruit Cutting

Learn how to make a dragon fruit trellis. Design inspired by and with permission of Richard of Grafting Dragon Fruit. Subscribe to his channel here: https://bit.ly/3gECZhl – Learning how to grow dragon fruit in containers is a lot easier with a solid support system to keep them in place, which is exactly what this awesome trellis design achieves.

MATERIALS

(1) 5′ long 4×4 (1.5m)
(4) 9″ long 2×4 (23cm)
(4) 18″ long 2×4 (46cm)
(1) ~15″ long 2×4 (38cm)
2 1/2″ exterior wood screws (6.5cm)

0:00 – Intro
0:50 – Pots
1:30 – Lumber
2:20 – Tools
2:51 – Trellis Design
4:03 – Trellis Bottom
5:38 – Trellis Top
7:09 – Potting Up Cuttings
10:04 – Securing Cutting to Trellis
11:26 – Mature Dragon Fruit Example

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50 Comments

  1. Paul Tremblay on July 2, 2021 at 1:53 am

    You mentioned growing 4 cuttings in the same pot. Unless you remove the nursery tape from the first 3 cuttings planted, won’t you have multiple applications of tape as you add each additional cutting? Or do you remove the earlier tape applications?

  2. Napintas Balasang on July 2, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Hi, where did you buy those planters?

  3. bottle coctail on July 2, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Can i do it on the ground instead of a pot???????

  4. ISHA SINGHAL on July 2, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Can I grow 2 cuttings in 10gal grow bags?
    Thank you.

  5. Luna’s Mews *Tina Read on July 2, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Oh , Do you know if the Pads of the cactus are edible ? i get many offshoots from the lower part of the plant

  6. Elke Werner on July 2, 2021 at 2:02 am

    What are your thoughts on a 20 gallon grow bag? I also can’t find the nursery pots and terracotta is cost and weight prohibitive bc I’m growing on a balcony.

  7. D S on July 2, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Built six of these out of cedar. But for the bottom used these BuildTuff 4-in x 12-in x 12-in TuffBlock Polyolefin Plastic Deck Blocks. Fastened each to the bottom and sides of post using 2.5 inch wood screws. Seems very wind stable even outside the pot. About 8 dollars each at Lowes.

  8. Rodrigo Aguilar on July 2, 2021 at 2:05 am

    I really like those terra-cotta planters you got. Can you tell me where you found them?

  9. edcreleration on July 2, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Thank you for your videos – I am now excited to try planting Dragon Fruits! You make it clear on what to do that even I think I can manage! Quick question: you commented in your videos that you have 4 plants per container, all of the same variety. Can I put 4 different varieties in one pot, especially mixing 2 self-pollinators and 2 that are self-sterile? Would that work?

  10. ᏆᎪᏁu ᎪᏦᏆhᎪᏒ ᏒᎪhᎥ on July 2, 2021 at 2:06 am

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  11. Kaja on July 2, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Can dragon fruit be grown inside in a south window or under lights (for those of us who live in a subarctic wasteland)?

  12. Meera Lalman on July 2, 2021 at 2:08 am

    I love your pots. Can you tell me where you purchased ? Love all your videos

  13. Daniel Paoli on July 2, 2021 at 2:09 am

    It’s funny how similar cultivation of dragon fruit and cannabis is! Super dope💪🏻

  14. c10sleeper on July 2, 2021 at 2:10 am

    i’m starting my first dragon fruit plant. Where can I purchase the 25 Gal. pot?

  15. NefFy on July 2, 2021 at 2:11 am

    If your pot has a hole in the bottom you could also use a pole with a flat base like an umbrella stand or something that shape

  16. Agro-Age Africa C.I.G on July 2, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Kevi l like what you’re doing Bro. Here l like to do it but it’s very expensive to buy a plant here in Cameroon central africa. Bro thumbs up

  17. dialect1luv on July 2, 2021 at 2:13 am

    where did you get te pots?

  18. Paul Tremblay on July 2, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Kevin, can you send a link for the Amazon Nursery Tape? The only thing I saw that resembles what you are using is grafting tape. Thanks

  19. Donald Burnett on July 2, 2021 at 2:15 am

    I’d stay away from even putting redwood below soil level … your DF will out grow your trellis if you do…
    Use some sort of PVC, concrete, or if you plant DF in the ground use solid steel engineering posts set in concrete.
    Then you can grow them in a row … been here…there… wood doesn’t last …
    View Kim Phan Dragon Fruit or Spicy Exotics Dragon Fruit … YouTube videos on what they use…

  20. Laureen Jenkins on July 2, 2021 at 2:23 am

    How can you tell when the dragonfruit is pink

  21. stomishi on July 2, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Kevin! I live in SD (Oceanside) too! Where did you score those bougie pots from?!

  22. grapefruitiswinning on July 2, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Gotta say, those pots are amazing, and $40 each is a STEAL. That’s gonna look great.

  23. Seraphi89 on July 2, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Come for the Dragonfruit details, stay for the nursery tape ASMR for me.

  24. Michelle Vo on July 2, 2021 at 2:27 am

    I’ve attempted to grow dragonfruit here where we have cold snowy Midwestern winters. I just need to find a trellis for it where nobody sells. Apparently you have to make it. 🙁 Most of the YouTube are people who make & build it outside. I joined a garden group & one suggested epic garden today which I’m a fan now. He’s the best one I’ve seen so far. I hope he, there’s a video on Midwest growing.

  25. Kevin on July 2, 2021 at 2:28 am

    I have learned more about Dragonfruit in two days than I’ve ever understood. Excellent videos. I have a plant and I just watered it. Not knowing I had to pollinate it and building a trellis. You guys are the best!

  26. Paul Tremblay on July 2, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Hi Kevin, I live in San Diego and have a great source for black nursery pots. I just picked up 2 and my source only charges $10 per pot (found him on Amazon Marketplace). He has plenty in stock

  27. Joe Mama on July 2, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Could I build this using 2x1s instead? It’s what i can afford and what i have. Anyone with some insight please reply, thanks.

  28. Gabriel Albores on July 2, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Can you use 20 gallon grow bags in place of nursery pot/ terra cotta

  29. AgroSISDeybi on July 2, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Buen video 👌

  30. GLITZYGIRL8011 on July 2, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Do you have any videos from starting from seeding I have one that’s about 8 inches big. far from he thickness of the cactus you have do I wait untill it gets bigger and then do a cutting or what ?

  31. anand bagmar on July 2, 2021 at 2:31 am

    why not just use PVC pipes for Trellis

  32. Garden Of Adam on July 2, 2021 at 2:32 am

    The video quality though!

  33. Lia Roozendaal on July 2, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Hi Kevin, do you mind sharing where you sourced those pots? I am having a hard time finding 20 gal. terracotta cylinder style pots. I am in Northern CA. Love the videos and I love the Birdie beds. I am putting them together now!

  34. Mel Parrish Jr on July 2, 2021 at 2:37 am

    I’m not 100% sure but it looks like you grafted some of them.

  35. José Miguel Salgado Escuadra on July 2, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Is there any issue growing two different varieties in the same pot? I was thinking of planting two cuttings of each variety for a total of four growing up the 4×4…

  36. MrMelottCooksAlot on July 2, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Where did you get those big terra cottas???

  37. Gary Cooper on July 2, 2021 at 2:41 am

    If you use plastic pots, you can screw the bottom of the trellis to the bottom of the pot.
    Be sure to use rust-resistant screws (I think you did, but you didn’t say so in the video).

  38. Luna’s Mews *Tina Read on July 2, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Cool – i didn’t think the aerial roots were a big deal- I’m growing mine inside (alberta) – no blooms yet at 4 yrs old – hopeful my trimming and repotting and fertilizer will help ..

  39. kais.82 mn on July 2, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Nice work

  40. Sean Fraley on July 2, 2021 at 2:43 am

    i love your vids there grete

  41. Salim Bekrar🇩🇿❤🇸🇩✌ on July 2, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Ty 🇩🇿🇩🇿🇩🇿👍

  42. Ysh Rivera on July 2, 2021 at 2:44 am

    I just sent this to my dad coz we don’t have a trellis in ours.

  43. iamnirib on July 2, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for sharing idea

  44. Khanh Nguyen on July 2, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Can I use Pressure Treated Lumber for my post?

  45. دكتور باسل لفك الرموز الأثرية on July 2, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Hey Richard’s please can you send me some branch from dragon fruit seedlings ???Please,do me this favor

  46. Ted Scott on July 2, 2021 at 2:46 am

    It’s blocking the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. Bad design. Make some feet for it.

  47. دكتور باسل لفك الرموز الأثرية on July 2, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Hey Richard’s please can you send me some branch from dragon fruit seedlings ???Please,do me this favor

  48. Yori Lamaz on July 2, 2021 at 2:48 am

    …Cousin It
    Do the millennials even know who that is? 😂😂😂

  49. Brooke Bailey on July 2, 2021 at 2:49 am

    What size pots are those?

  50. lotus on July 2, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I run a piece of rebar through the pot into the ground to prevent my large potted plants & tropical fruit trees from getting knocked over by high winds here in FL. You can also place some big/coarse gravel in the bottom of the pots.

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