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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    December 15, 2014
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    With aggressive pruning and training, you can help keep it smaller and growing outward instead of up, but this may also affect its ability to fruit. It does not have so much in the way of vines, but rather succulent leaves, so this may be hard to attach to a trellis. It may also be very difficult to get them enough light indoors.

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    theficuswrangler on
    December 15, 2014
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    You can easily prune the dragon fruit, also known as Hylocereus and pitaya. Just go ahead and cut the fleshy stems wherever you want. Much more difficult will be giving it enough light to flower and fruit. It will grow as an indoor plant, but flower and fruit requires bright light, at least partial sun. Also, I believe the flowers need to be pollinated from another plant in order to fruit. Here is a rather long article that seems very complete in its information: http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/pdfs/tropical_fruit/THE%20PITAYA%20in%20Florida.pdf

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 24, 2016
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    It is important to only go up 1" in pot size when repotting your Dracaena Plant.

    Though the soil should be moist, it should never be soggy. Too large of a pot can lead to overwatering and root rot.

    You can lift the plant and replace the soil. If you can, you can reduce the pot size.
    If the roots are black or dark and mushy, you can trim those away.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dracaena/dracaena-houseplant-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    October 29, 2018
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    Jack-fruit tree grows in hot and humid regions of Asia, where high rainfall is common. It means you need to water it often as it prefers moist, well-drained soil but avoid over-watering especially when the plant is establishing in first two years. You need to plant in full sun location.
    Jack-fruit tree grows in hot and humid regions of Asia, where high rainfall is common. It means you need to water it often as it prefers moist, well-drained soil but avoid over-watering especially when the plant is establishing in first two years.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/jackfruit-trees/growing-jackfruit-trees.htm

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  • Answered by
    KKM on
    November 26, 2018
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    I was convinced there was no hope for my cactus.Thank you very much for clarifying

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    November 26, 2018
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    It looks like the graft has healed over and your Cactus should continue to grow.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 16, 2019
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    No, this method would not likely work for you.
    This article will discuss propagation and is likely your best method to safe the broken stem.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/dragon-fruit/pitaya-plant-propagation.htm

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    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 17, 2019
  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    June 8, 2019
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    A/C units are notoriously bacteria and fungus ridden. This looks like either downy mildew in early stages, or powdery mildew.

    Powdery mildew will be much easier to cure: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

    Downy mildew can be a bit tougher: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/downy-mildew.htm

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