How to Grow Dragonfruit in Containers – Complete Growing Guide

How to Grow Dragonfruit in Containers – Complete Growing Guide

In this episode we will be growiong dragonfruit in containers and showing you just how easy it is to grow! Give this amazing tropical plant a try and you won’t be sorry. Check out our new clothing line!


  1. Cobalt on August 1, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    So fingering my plant = pollinating? Be specific man.

  2. Stella Luuk on August 1, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Hi, I have been growing a dragon fruit cactus for about 6yrs from seed and no luck with flowering. I think my pot is too small, what size pot would you recommend? The plant is about 2 to 3ft. It is going crazy producing multiple leaders from the base, very hard to keep it to one central leader!

  3. Ow SB on August 1, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Will try to plant again. I will draw this Dragonfruit also.

  4. MorroccoM13 on August 1, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve been looking for a video by you on growing garlic and ginger in a container. If you haven’t done one then I’m sure many of us would appreciate your taking the time to put one together. Thanks

  5. Leesa Miller on August 1, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I’d like to see a follow up video of how the dragon fruit plants are doing now. Thank you!

  6. gimpyone on August 1, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    So you take the soil and sand and just mix it all together or do put sand in the bottom and soil then on top? What’s the actual mixture? I’d definitely like to grow these.

  7. bcupcake on August 1, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    My Pitahaya (mex name) flowered last night and we polinated it with a paint brush. Hope it worked!

  8. Albin Lagerkvist on August 1, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Can I grow this indoors in Sweden? My thoughts are that it would work but only with growing lights.

  9. pure Love Elias on August 1, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    hey MIgardener can you grow veg in the big bags that people buy to put their groceries in, instead of using plastic bags for the groceries?

  10. SALUTO on August 1, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    You go on and on .. Your videos could b a lot shorter. Thanks for the info

  11. Simple Living on August 1, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Can I cut a long stem in half or 3 pieces and grow them in pots, or I always need a complete step to grow?

  12. SRD UNIVERSE on August 1, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    What if we put baby dragon fruit in rain

  13. Jill Kerr-Scott on August 1, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for this video. I am in New Zealand and growing a dragonfruit for the first time.

  14. Master Gardener Livingston Treesdale on August 1, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Dragonfruit cacti in the wild get to be 30 ft tall

  15. Jacob Kieft on August 1, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Luke,what’s the secret to growing dragon fruit from seeds?

  16. Brooke Susanne on August 1, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Curious to see what type of trellising you will do, once the dragon fruit gets larger?

  17. Hannah Miller on August 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Excited to try out these seeds! Never done anything like this before, but I"m so excited to try it out! 😀

  18. Chilly1313 13 on August 1, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I think dragon fruit cacti are more of a rain forrest type of cactus. They like water

  19. Conscientious Omnivore on August 1, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Very helpful video, thank you! I’m going to try and grow some too.

  20. clive ifsofactso on August 1, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Oh please just get to the point

  21. Scales 2 Tails on August 1, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I’m lucky I live where there is a lot of bats

  22. P N on August 1, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    actually the soil is much easier than that, even with no sand, just well drainage.

  23. RvBadlands2015 on August 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    My dragon fruit lived outside in calif flowered all the time. I had about 10 to 12 flowers on my plant but never had fruit. The flower would stay about a week.

  24. Daniel Hughes on August 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    If Ben Wyatt hadn’t built Ice Town and instead got into gardening

  25. J RP on August 1, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Go check out “grafting dragon fruit” channel. Way better far more experienced dragon fruit grower who will give better advice than this guy.

  26. maryam ghasemzadeh on August 1, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks a lot for the great information. honestly I am planning to plant some indoor with lamp inside the apartment. I do have some small dragon fruit stems which I planted them a year ago and now I think they need to be re potted. a question I have is about flowering which you mentioned in your video. How do I know that the dragon fruit seed I planted are male or female ? Actually fruit process is very unclear for me. I appreciate your help in this regard

  27. Crescent Garden on August 1, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Any updates on this?

  28. killerjdog51 on August 1, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Where do you buy a dragon fruit plant?

  29. Tri P. Le on August 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    My lazy way of getting the segments to root is to just stick it in a bucket of about 1-2 inches of water and wait a month or more – make sure to refill the water once in a while (not let it completely evaporate – which I have done) and it will easily root. Don’t put it in direct sun during this time. Heck, you could put it in a dark closet and it will still root. Thanks for the growing tips.

  30. Mrs. B. on August 1, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Finally!! Someone who tells us exactly how to grow and care for our dragon fruit! Thank you! 🤗

  31. M Dodson on August 1, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    You aren’t kidding about how easy they are. Here in Nicaragua they grow on our roofs (usually planted by birds). I have taken cuttings from the one on my roof and started them in a pot and they grow like crazy with just a little banana skin/coffee fertilizer, and definitely need support for the fruit. And here, ours are pollinated by the fruit bats at night. By the way, here we call it pitaya. Thanks for all your great videos.

  32. Passion Fruiter on August 1, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    You should make an updated dragonfruit video for the progress

  33. Kristina Writes on August 1, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Hey Luke, love your videos & growing guides. I was wondering if you could do a growing guide for winter squash & pumpkins.

  34. Dan Krohn on August 1, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    How do you know when it’s gonna flower? I mean checking it every night would be tough

  35. Luz M on August 1, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    How can I repot without breaking it?

  36. Amy N on August 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    My father in law tore the cement out of his garage floor, and added windows. He now has dragonfruit and pineapple bushes and even a banana tree growing in his garage floor! Pretty crazy but very very fun.

  37. Mary Schroer on August 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I have one of these plants that I got from U of M botanical gardens. Thought I was buying an Orchid Cactus. It is about 4 years old and now hanging in an iron hanger from a tree outside. I may have to find a new home for it. Don’t know how to send a picture on here.
    Today I bought a new cactus also called dragon fruit, but looks nothing like the one I have and in your video.
    So I don’t know what I bought today.

  38. Backyard Gardening & Cooking on August 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I just bought a dragon fruit.

  39. NefFy on August 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I just thought of a good idea for trellises I thought of it for this but it could be use really for anything I guess… You could get a tree branch and stick it in the middle of the pot so that the dragon fruit vine growS up thatInstead of wooden stakes or any kind of trellis you might have to buy or build!

  40. Elizabeth D on August 1, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Easiest? My Dragon fruit grew six inches in three years…sigh…

  41. Skating Canuck on August 1, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Please do a complete growing guide to fennel. There are very very few guides to fennel growing.

  42. kassey phillips on August 1, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Awesome video, I bought one and was blown away how fragile they are ! Thanks for the knowledge !

  43. Deanna Scheid on August 1, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve never had a dragon fruit plant. How do you start growing them? I’ve seen some piece of the cactus on sale on amazon would you start with that?

  44. Jadon Mercado on August 1, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Says that they’re sensitive as he shakes them around

  45. John Boettcher on August 1, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    What lights would you use if you wanted to grow this indoors. I am in the mitten, but LOVE the fruit and want to grow a couple in my basement. Do you have any suggestions for me?

  46. P N on August 1, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    once a month? that’s too long. It won’t die, but that won’t be productive.

  47. Paulette Daniels on August 1, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I bought a small dragon fruit plant last weekend because it was so cute. Now I’ve been learning about it — these puppies get BIG! I’m excited to watch it grow!

  48. QuartzResonance on August 1, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    So uh, I have dragonfruit growing out of old soda cans and a water bottle, and they’ve kinda… well… attacked the windows near the shelf they’re on. One of them is about 5 feet in length/height if it were straightened, and I’m not sure how to move it to a better location. Also, I’m in Ohio, and our house is drafty. I’d like these plants to flower, but none of them have any trellacing other than the metal shelf I put their obscenely small growing containers on. I’ve also watered them far too much according to what you just taught me, and some of them have this white flaking sunburn-looking stuff on them. Am I killing my dragonfruit? I want to save them.

  49. Dominique Toth on August 1, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Do you ship seeds to canada?

  50. Wayne Price on August 1, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Bought 8 blueberry plants 20 strawberry rhizomes and several other fruit trees Bc of your channel my hobbies consisted of working out and hunting and fishing now I am in the garden weekly

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