Kevin's potting mix 50% searles potting mix, 50% cactus succulent mix.
No science behind my choice.It just seemed a good idea at the time. I figured the extra drainage of the cactus mix wouldn't hurt, and by mixing it with the cheaper potting mix it'd be more economic.
Pasadena, SA. Foothills.
Milo has sent thought these photos, she is in Pasadena (Adelaide)
She has potted into Mushroom compost, using cut off 2L and 1.5L plastic mineral water bottles, with holes drilled into the bottom.
The dragon fruit cutting have been staked and tied to stop movement that will affect root growth.
This is how Jake from Townsville plants his dragon fruit.
Cutting number 3 had started to develop rot where it was cut before potting up so I trimmed it off and let dry out again before potting up.Soil mix is Searles premium, sand, perlite, alpaca poop and coconut coir.The clear containers have been put in a box with packing around them to help keep sun off the soon to be developing new roots, we don’t normally start in clear containers.Dragon Fruit Grower Innisfail Tropical North Queensland.Barny is a commercial fruit grower in Innisfail- Tropical North Queensland. We were lucky enough to catch up with Barny on a recent trip up north. He had some amazing freeze dried jack fruit to try and we had a tour of his farm.Day 1:Cuttings were planted Monday 9th OctDay 2: I read the instructions that were sent to me and realised I planting the cutting upside down 🤣So replanted cuttings the right way.Potting up cuttings: normally I would use a black pot, but so we could see the roots I used a plastic cup.Potting medium is coconut coir soaked in water. The cuttings are placed in this, in a easterly position to receive morning sun.Day 22: Today noticed some growth on cutting one.And some roots on cutting 2.