Friday, March 7, 2014

Sowing Dragon Fruit Seeds

Dragon Fruit Cacti Tree

Yellow or red peel with green scales, overall shape resembles a dragon

White, magenta or pink flesh with many tiny black edible seeds

What you will need:

-Sandwich bag
-Dragon Fruit seeds

Step 1: Cut the fruit in half
Step 2: Cut the fruit off of the skin
Step 3: Eat the fruit while saving as many seeds as possible
Step 4: Place saved seeds on napkin
Step 5: Wet the napkin
Step 6: Place in a sandwich bag
Step 7: Place in a dark place, such as a cabinet (so that the sun will not dry them out)

Dragon Fruits Tasty Benefits:

  • Contains a low dose of healthy monounsaturated fats and has no unhealthy cholesterol
  • Healthy fibers that stabilize blood sugar levels  
  • Natural source of antioxidants
  • Anti inflammatory properties
  • Heart healthy: decreases bad cholesterol, increases good cholesterol

Growing Tips:

Dragon Fruit Cacti are only hardy in U.S Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10a through 11. Preferred temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, making Dragon Fruit Cacti the perfect container plant. During summer months, water deeply 3 times a week. Winter care includes allowing the plant to fully dry out to encourage a good bloom. 

No comments:

Post a Comment