Easy Dragon Fruit Propagation and Pruning Technique

Easy Dragon Fruit Propagation and Pruning Technique

The time has come to begin moving the Epic dragon fruit, and the first step is pruning it down to size. Dragon fruit pruning is pretty simple: remove stems that are too long or unlikely to be productive. In my case, those were the ones growing all over my house.

As for dragon fruit propagation, take 8-12″ cuttings, let dry for 5-7 days to callous over, and then plant them into pots, stake them up, and wait until you see new stem growth. That’s really all there is to it!

0:00 – Intro
2:45 – Pruning and Cuttings
7:24 – Potting Up

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50 Comments

  1. bulbul islam on July 17, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Nice

  2. Yen Tran on July 17, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Hi Kevin

    My mom watched your channel she love dragon fruit I was wondering if you give her some of the plant so she can try grow them. We will paid for shipping? Thank you

  3. ChrisChinners on July 17, 2021 at 2:29 am

    how often are you watering until new growth?

  4. Rithesh Parappuarm on July 17, 2021 at 2:29 am

    https://youtu.be/eVk80ZyksKo
    Dragan fruit farming see…

  5. Boen on July 17, 2021 at 2:30 am

    I thought the thumbnail said “Plum, pomegranate, and dragonfruit”. I need to go to sleep

  6. alphaend5045 on July 17, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Is there a follow up video on these cuttings?

  7. Cynthia S. Aeschlimann on July 17, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Love your videos!!
    What is the plant in the pocket vase behind you??

  8. Juliet Dela Cruz on July 17, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Just ask sir…are those pot have holes under?is it required sir?

  9. Marilyn Bulaso on July 17, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Hello new friend here watching from Philippines

  10. Maricel Hadden on July 17, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Wow!! That’s a lot! 🤗🤗 can’t wait to plant mine 😁

  11. {Rat sauce} 🌈 on July 17, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Is the main dragonfruit dying? Cause it looks healthy (I think) and you make it seem like it’s dying. 0-0

  12. Natasha Nagy on July 17, 2021 at 2:44 am

    So glad I saw this. I just planted five today and got a couple wrong. Now I’ve turned them around. Appreciate you taking the guesswork out if it! Cheers from Australia 🇦🇺

  13. D R on July 17, 2021 at 2:44 am

    what length size cutting branch?

  14. Leo Lin on July 17, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Hi Kevin, I recently discovered your channel and I love your videos. I’ve already watched a number of them, and have also subscribed to your channel. 🙂 Quick question: when rooting cuttings of dragon fruit, would it be helpful to use some rooting hormone? I noticed that you did not use any in this video, which tells me that it’s not necessary to use rooting hormone. However, if I happen to have some around, would it increase my chances of the cuttings becoming viable plants if I used the hormone? Or would you recommend against it? Thanks!

  15. ryan quinn on July 17, 2021 at 2:47 am

    As a tip, I’ve had great success rooting them with the soil being maybe a third full in pots like that. Saved me 3x the soil, allowed me to put them in sun sooner, and because bottom of plant was in more shade I had more success getting them to push out new growth closer to the tops and more vertical reaching for light. Only down side is less insulation if in colder climates or places with more wind chill.

  16. Aureliano Dosdos Jr on July 17, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Kevin is there a best time to plant the cuttings, is winter ok?

  17. SUMITH VALAPAD വലപ്പാട് on July 17, 2021 at 2:49 am

    sir u r voice 👌👌

  18. Bangladeshi Elite Vlogger Monira on July 17, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Thank you!

  19. Muzammil Bhatti on July 17, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Thank you for such informative video tell me kindly for watering if I give daily much water or less or I give it once in a week ?

  20. milsurpJoe on July 17, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I feel like dragoon fruit will grow well in the el paso tx weather

  21. dev bachu on July 17, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I have a few cuttings done has roots a

  22. Royal Prince on July 17, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Where can I get one of those cuttings, would be nice to start growing dragon fruit.?.

  23. Kristin Kulman on July 17, 2021 at 2:56 am

    I learned from a Mexican lady in Oaxaca, Lupita, that you can eat the green part of the dragon fruit plant. BACKGROUND: In general, Mexicans eat the Prickly pear pads, called Nopales. The plant is called el Nopal, de-spined and chopped up they are called Nopalitos. In this video, she makes a salad from 3 types of cactuses: a dragon fruit she calls chaca, and 2 types of nopales:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRp5-VJbElU
    She has another video showing how to make a soup from the spent dragon fruit flowers:
    Don’t be scared, she’s super nice, and while she’s speaking Spanish, she is also showing you all the the little tricks (chistes). She is very organized, and her recipes have organized ingredient lists in the top youtube section. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJQhYskmaVI
    Send her some love (♥) from the U.S.

  24. Lu Nrr on July 17, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Can you talk more about what fertilizer to use, etc? I followed all of your tips last summer and still, my plant shows no signs of fruit. I think I may be underfeeding it but getting quite discouraged at this point. Any help is appreciated and thanks for the great tutorials

  25. Rogeryou speak truth amenRomero on July 17, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Good idea thanks

  26. Alex-Kotoy Castro on July 17, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Hey, Kevin, just browsing you tube and got to your channel, I’m from South Texas and got interested now with dragon fruits. I believe it can survive with our hot weather here, what do you think? I gonna watch all your videos and learn how to propagate them. Thanks for the videos.

  27. Poetry - Reads and Writes on July 17, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Awesome.

  28. Epic Gardening on July 17, 2021 at 3:00 am

    The real question…what to do with all of these cuttings LOL

  29. Jho's Vlog on July 17, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Nice 👍 thanks for Sharing your idea!

  30. Mandii Graham on July 17, 2021 at 3:01 am

    The first one you planted in this video you left the connecting stem attached. And in another video you cut it off, saying it was better to do it that way. Confusing.

  31. Kyla Esqueda on July 17, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Does anyone know the best facing sun direction to place dragon fruit? I’m trying to learn about them. I live in zone 9.

  32. Weedragon on July 17, 2021 at 3:03 am

    2:46 to skip cringe

  33. P N on July 17, 2021 at 3:03 am

    they need a lot of sun, and you need to let them droop downward when they get to around 6-8 ft.

  34. JonBe OFW Channel on July 17, 2021 at 3:04 am

    good job buds

  35. soi lanh on July 17, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Agave Americana Flowers 40 ft high in San Jose CA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41BjkjDodGA&t=5s

  36. Millie on July 17, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Dragon fruits

  37. Terry Berg on July 17, 2021 at 3:06 am

    I have some cuttings I want to plant but I watch you and you say plant about 2 inches deep but the "Dragon Fruit God" you did a video with a few months ago says to only plant it 1/2 inch deep. Is there a reason for the differences in instructions that I am not seeing in the video? Thank you.

  38. Suzanne Anderssen on July 17, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Just learning about dragonfruit growing and I’m wondering how the stems actually grow. I’d have thought taping it might stop it from growing, but obviously it doesn’t. I guess I thought it would ‘stretch’, but I guess not. And also, the cuttings that have the top completely chopped off, did I catch it correctly that nothing grows from this section, but rather the ‘nooks’ below that part? So this would mean the initial stem would never get any longer, right? PS Keep up the amazing education, exceptional (thank you) 🙂

  39. Jan Fontanoza on July 17, 2021 at 3:07 am

    of course you’d be in my hometown of San Diego…

  40. Jojo Bee on July 17, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Can I put the cutting straight in the ground ?

  41. cjay marriott on July 17, 2021 at 3:08 am

    do you really need to water it after you pot or wait for another 2 or 3days?

  42. Jean Paul on July 17, 2021 at 3:10 am

    that’s awsome…what i use to tie up trees are long strips of tyre inner tubing. works wonders and you find them everywhere…keep it up

  43. Sonam Jordan on July 17, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Will the wall growing dragon fruit can bear fruits like hanging one?

  44. Jiko's world on July 17, 2021 at 3:13 am

    does this lant have male female problem???

  45. Pitaya Mania on July 17, 2021 at 3:14 am

    👆👆👆👆👆👆
    Segredo revelado – Técnica Vietnamita
    Pé de Pitaya em vaso e Frutos em menos de 3 Meses 😍.

  46. Malek zantout on July 17, 2021 at 3:14 am

    I love this video that you have it’s excellent

  47. Chicken 619 on July 17, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Hey Kevin I’m your neighbor down the rd and I just discovered your channel not to long ago when you where building your trellises. I have the common red variety dragon the sugar dragon fruit and yellow palora so im looking for the Israeli yellow variety. Please lmk if you have a cutting you can part with or maybe you can point me where I can get one.

  48. Suleman Malik on July 17, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Hi, I want to grow it commercially, Can seed plants be propagated ? Will they fruit after a year ? Kindly advise. Regards

  49. Gary Cooper on July 17, 2021 at 3:18 am

    If you have any of those aerial roots near the bottom of your cutting, leave them on and put them in the soil when you pot the cutting. They will turn into underground roots and give your cutting a big head start on growing roots.

  50. Russell Harford on July 17, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Hi Eric, I have some dragon fruit growing in Baja Sur California. I knew nothing about it at the time. I would like to take another variety back down there this Christmas. Where do you recommend that I look for some here in San Diego? Russ

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