How to Grow Dragonfruit (Pitahaya) Pt. 2: Tying Up and Taking Cuttings

How to Grow Dragonfruit (Pitahaya) Pt. 2: Tying Up and Taking Cuttings

It’s been a few months since my last dragon fruit (pitahaya) growing video, and a lot of new growth is here! In fact, I actually let it go too long without training and tying the stems to a central pole. So in this video, you’re going to see if I can save my dragon fruit plant by doing some epic tying up.

I’m also going to take some dragon fruit cuttings and give them away to the first two people to pre-order my new book coming out May 7th, Field Guide to Urban Gardening.

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50 Comments

  1. xaiuon on August 9, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    That’s pretty cool. I got myself a dragon fruit plant from a greenhouse. I got it because it looks cute and different, didn’t I know what kind of plant I got till I saw your video. I got a dragon!!!! Yeah I am am super excited. Thanks for tips!!!

  2. Elle Barker on August 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I would tie the cloth in a bow to start. Once you get the entire plant pulled up, go back to the bottom and tie them off with a single piece of cloth.

  3. jessicarenee1004 on August 9, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Best to train upward after 4 pm. 😉

  4. Marisa J on August 9, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    When is part 3 to this video coming out? I live in Trinidad, a Caribbean island and a few weeks back I planted 2 tiny cuttings. It’s growing well, your videos were very helpful.

  5. imaginasian75 on August 9, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I’m in San Diego. We have several dragon fruit plants in giant pots with no support. Been growing them for the last 5 years. Unruly and crazy probably bests describe each pot. From the 6 plants, we average about 100 fruit the last 3 years. Last year, we planted two with some garden plastic support along our wooden fence. The plants have decided to attach themselves to the wooden fence. Surprisingly, we have 5 buds off one of them. Something we haven’t typically seen from a new plant. Good luck with your dragon fruit plant! Hopefully, we’ll see videos of your first harvest.

  6. sabu john on August 9, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Your explanation may be clear ONLY to you. Not to others. Ok.

  7. Soong Fam on August 9, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    More than a foot in 4 months

  8. jawad iqbal on August 9, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Hi sir its jora from pakistan i want to grow in my country but i never found seeds or plant cutting in my country .any can help me for it

  9. Jane Mundane on August 9, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Tomato Cage

  10. hamid Abdillaahi on August 9, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    How often did you water them from the first video and did you add any pesticides or extra fertiliser?

  11. Laoshi Chen on August 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    when you were young, you must be very rebillian. there were a lot of videos tell you how to plant dragon fruit and tell you how heavy they will be. 2 little bamboo won’t hold the future plants. now, you already difficult to mange, later, it will be even more difficult to manage.

  12. Sharon Birdwell on August 9, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I didn’t know they were that easy to pull up, I may have to try that and trim some of it off and share with a friend or two

  13. Lan Nguyen on August 9, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    awful!

  14. Lawrence on August 9, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    what if i got a cutting from someone, and it was not cut on the joint? both ends are cut through the flesh of the plant

  15. mimi4816 on August 9, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I watched many your video! I live in Arizona 85501. So my dragon fruits have to cover it when the weather drop to below 40F . Please let me know who to cover with? Thanks

  16. samantha nicholson on August 9, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    How much for seed?

  17. debra Neiggemann on August 9, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    so I bought my first dragon plant a few weeks back kept in pot and babied it it now has all these cat like wiskers sprouting all over one leaf i dont see anything like that on any of ur videos so was wonder what it is look like roots but there at top of plant mystery thanks

  18. Flora and Fauna on August 9, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I love this guy

  19. TheGalexyStaRR on August 9, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Don’t panic if they ever snap . If u put them back in the soil it will grow roots again

  20. Bobby McGovern on August 9, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Watch this on potting dragon fruit. https://youtu.be/zfM2D5r3H40

  21. Món ngon Việt - Hàn on August 9, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    It’s great

  22. Michael Kilburn on August 9, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I have success with tomato cages for support. It means less tying up. You can check my pics on FB or IG mickkilburn

  23. Món ngon Việt - Hàn on August 9, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing

  24. iddybiddyladybug Leeza on August 9, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    How are they doing now? I’ve been waiting on an update before o plant mine

  25. jessicarenee1004 on August 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    What is to the left of it??

  26. Andrew Lopez on August 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    at 0:50 you mistakenly say the vertical piece is new growth, but this was in the previous (Planting) video. You showed this portion in the previous video resting on the balcony.

  27. LUWEEH KITCHEN on August 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    hahahh i love your video ..ill promise to watch all ..you make my day to laugh hahaha

  28. Aireka Owens on August 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    So my local grocery store decided to start selling dragon fruit by the pound. I love them so much but I can’t keep paying $6.99/lb.

  29. susanne scheper on August 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    For the cuttings, do you think you would get more roots if you trimmed the bottom tip so essentially the base is wider, and thus, more area for more roots to come out?

  30. jacque Ku on August 9, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I live in central Florida🌴☀️
    Where do you live?
    First time here..plus subbed..👍🏻

  31. BingleBint on August 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I am still learning about dragon fruit and mine after 3 years still has not flowered and seems to have a mind of its own as far as growth patterns…very unruly!. I did get one tip though…they seem to like a T bar shape for support. One of mine (which grew from the base of the supported fruit) also grew up the brick wall without ties. I’m looking forward to your results. Thanks for all your tips.

  32. Mastmola mm on August 9, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Sir can you create a playlist from small to fruiting plant dragon fruit with tips of blooming etc thx

  33. Nerissa Folloso on August 9, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I want that I’m really excited about growing dragon fruits bro

  34. Branch on August 9, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    What’s the plant next to it?

  35. Pamela Lacayo on August 9, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Kevin, any update on the dragon fruit?

  36. Odia Vibes on August 9, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I love you

  37. Gabby on August 9, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Part 3!!!!!!!! Hahah

  38. Lashan Hicks on August 9, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I would definitely want a cutting..

  39. Gavin Matthews on August 9, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    update?

  40. Marvin Mallari on August 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Do you happen to have any more clippings of your dragon fruit plant? Looking to get these started.

  41. TooLittleInfo on August 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    "….. so much sh-trash talk" I see what you did there 😂

  42. Davis Dean Cellars on August 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I am in Rocklin, CA, (in between Sacramento and Auburn) Zone 9b and am in my first full year and have a ton of growth. I cover them when a freeze is eminent (in the winter) and allow them partial shade in the summer. Still no blooms or fruit set, but am hopeful.

  43. Jay Collier on August 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Around 10:20, you mention "the first two IN AMERICA … " … Don’t get yourself in a pickle. Remember this entire continent is America. North, central & South America. VERY EXCELLENT VIDEO. Thank you.

  44. Quickmaz on August 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    How soon do you recommend tying the dragon fruit? I have a cutting that new growth is growing. I don’t want to wait if i need to do it now. Thanks. I just started to watch your videos.

  45. Bruise on August 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Lol perfect video as I have also neglected mine in the exact same way

  46. SophyaAgain on August 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    A Dragon Mummy . . . LOL

  47. Dilip ghosh on August 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I can’t understand soil mixer.pl. writedown the ratio of soil, compost,sand, etc.
    Bangladesh

  48. Julio Oliveira on August 9, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Why do you care so much about that friend?

  49. Epic Gardening on August 9, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Pre-order my book Field Guide to Urban Gardening and get a free pack of heirloom, organic seeds: https://www.epicgardening.com/book

  50. B Juliana Leo on August 9, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    And YOU are soooo cute!

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