Mother must be familiar with dragon fruit, yes. Fruit that comes from plant This tropical fruit has a sweet taste with a slightly crunchy texture. This fruit is also often referred to as a cactus fruit or strawberry pear.
The texture is similar to kiwi fruit, Mother. Fruit with pink skin is usually served in fruit salads or juices.
There are several types of dragon fruit, namely; Hylocereus undatus, white flesh with pink/red skin; Hylocereus megalanthus, white flesh with yellow skin; Hylocereus costaricensis, purple/red flesh and pink/red skin.
In addition to its sweet taste, dragon fruit has many nutrients, you know, Mother. “One dragon fruit contains about 60 calories and is a good source of magnesium and vitamin C,” says Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, a food nutritionist. Prevention.
“And even the seeds are healthy! They added a dose of heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids.”
Dragon fruit also contains antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lycopene. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A when ingested, which supports healthy skin, immune system and even your eyesight.
Antioxidants can help ward off chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular problems, cancer, and cataracts. Seeing the many nutrients from dragon fruit, are you interested in growing it at home?
Well, before planting dragon fruit at home, first know about this plant, Mother.
Benefits of dragon fruit for health
Do you know Mother? Dragon fruit actually comes from South America, but you can also find it growing in parts of Indonesia, Taiwan, Southern California, and Australia.
Dragon fruit grows on cactus plants that like warm, humid climates and require little water. They are subtropical plants that need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. This plant will also grow well in a warm, sunny place in the room.
How to grow dragon fruit
Quoted from the page Better Homes and GardensHere are some ways you can do to grow dragon fruit at home.
1. How to grow dragon fruit from seeds
To grow dragon fruit from seeds, you need a lot of time. However, less equipment is required.
How to plant:
- Mothers can buy organic dragon fruit at the nearest market or supermarket, then take the seeds.
- Wash the seeds and dry them overnight before planting them in moist soil. The seeds should germinate within 2 weeks, Mom.
- Water the seedlings lightly and check that the soil is completely dry before watering again.
Mother takes between 5-7 years for plants that grow from seed to ripe and produce fruit. So, you have to wait patiently, okay?
2. How to grow dragon fruit from cuttings
Growing dragon fruit from cuttings is easier than from seeds, Mother. Here’s how.
How to plant:
- Cut the dragon fruit tree section 30 cm long and let it dry for 5-6 days or until the cut ends turn white.
- After it dries, simply place the cut side into the sandy cactus soil and water it every month, Mother.
Dragon fruit plants will take root within a month and then continue to grow. With this method, you have to wait between 1-3 years for the fruit to come out.
Read the next page for other methods of growing dragon fruit, Mother.
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