How did dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) breed?

Dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) is usually propagated by cutting.

Note: Dragon fruit, whose scientific name is elenicereus undatus, is commonly known as pitaya, common night blooming cerus, red skin dragon fruit.

Many flower friends ask Xiaobian how dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) breeds.

In fact, the breeding method of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) is very simple.

Cutting is often used for propagation.

Simple operation.

So how should dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) propagate by cutting?

Let’s take a look at the specific cutting steps!

1. Cutting steps of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus)

(1) Selection of Cymbidium

You need more than one year’s healthy stems to grow.

You need to cut a length of 5 ~ 6cm or more from the top of the meat stem for cutting.

Or you need to cut and cut dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus).

The length of cuttings should be 20 ~ 25 cm.

Another option is to cut the small branches you take from the branches of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus).

You need to be careful not to branch too young.

(2) Cuttings treatment

Since the slurry will flow out when cutting the cymbidium of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus), you can seal it with plant ash.

Then you put the hybrid of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) in a cool place to dry for a week.

After the incision is fully dry and the wound heals, you can cut again.

So it can take root easily.

(3) Cutting soil

When cutting dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus), you should choose vermiculite, pearl powder and pure river sand.

You must not mix with earth.

You can cut alone.

You can also focus on cutting multiple plants.

When cutting multiple plants, you should pay attention to the density between plants.

(4) Cutting

You need to insert the dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) cuttings that dry the wound into the sand bed or soil.

You need to insert it obliquely into the soil.

Then you let it take root.

During the rooting period of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus), you should water as little as possible.

As long as it doesn’t dry, you won’t water it.

After 30 ~ 40 days, it can take root.

When the root of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) grows to 3 ~ 4cm, you can transplant it to small pots or directly plant it in the open field.

2. Precautions for cutting of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus)

(1) Cutting time

Dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) can carry out cutting all year round under the condition of greenhouse.

If there is no greenhouse, you can also cut from May to September every year.

(2) Cutting temperature

Cutting temperature should not be too high.

When the temperature exceeds 35 ℃, you should stop cutting.

This can avoid unsuccessful cutting.

This can prevent the root rot or death of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus).

Potted plants should be placed in the shade.

(3) Cutting effect

Generally, some of the dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) cuttings in spring will bloom in the winter of that year.

The rest will bloom next year

3. Daily maintenance of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus)

(1) Water and fertilizer

After cutting, you should water frequently.

You need to keep the soil moist.

You need to water well during the growing season.

You need to apply rotten liquid fertilizer once every half month.

The cultivation of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) is easy.

During the spring and summer growth period, you must fully water and spray water.

You need to fertilize once every half month.

In winter, you need to control watering and stop fertilizing.

In the growing season, fertilizer and water should be sufficient.

Generally, you need to apply rotten liquid fertilizer once every half a month.

(2) Temperature

The suitable temperature for growth is 25 ℃ to 30 ℃.

Before winter, you need to move it indoors and place it in a well lit place.

In winter, you should control watering and stop fertilizing.

You need to keep the temperature around 8 ℃.

So it can survive the winter safely.

It is sensitive to low temperature.

The stem node is easy to rot under the condition of 5 ℃.

Dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) has aerial roots.

It can be adsorbed on walls, ancient trees or suspended rocks.

When the fleshy stem is extended, you should pay attention to the timely induction arrangement according to the viewing requirements.

This can improve the viewing effect.

(3) Soil

The potted dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus) is difficult to blossom.

When the buds of the plants planted in the field of UN fruit are 3, they can bloom.

Humus soil should be selected for pot planting of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus), and the garden soil and river sand should be evenly mixed.

You add a small amount of bone meal or plant ash to form the culture soil.

(4) Pruning

You need to prune frequently when the open ground in the south is used for climbing fence greening.

This can be conducive to the uniform distribution of stem nodes.

So the flowers bloom better.

In the process of cultivation, if the environment is too shaded, it will cause the leafy stem to grow excessively.

This will also affect flowering.

You can use bamboo pole or cement column to build a frame for cultivation.

Conclusion: through the above introduction, we understand the cutting propagation steps of dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus).

As long as you handle it properly, its survival rate will be very good.

You can also cultivate the perfect dragon fruit (elenicereus undatus)!

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