What kind of plant grows in the rain? Dragon fruit plants are the fruits that come from the Acai Palm tree. They are not your traditional tomato plant, though they are in no way unrelated. The two types of palms differ in a number of characteristics, so it will help you to learn about them when you go out to buy or grow them.
The first characteristic they have in common is that they're berries. They're round and black-purple, with plenty of seeds inside. If you're growing this type of fruit plant, it's important that you pick them at their freshest. That means picking them just after they're produced, and after they've ripened for the best taste. Don't try storing them for any longer than you need to, as they'll become bitter.
Growing dragon fruit plants is really no different from any other kind of plant. The soil and the conditions it requires to thrive will vary depending on where you find them. In certain parts of South America, for instance, the soil is extremely fertile and well-drained, but it dries out fast in other places. In that case, you'll need to provide an extra amount of water. That's the same for many other areas.
When you're growing fruit plants, you should know that they can get eaten by animals, especially rats and birds. That's why they don't do very well in cages. They also get easily damaged by frost and insects. That's why it's a good idea to get a protective covering over them, like wire mesh, even when they're indoors.
Dragon fruit plants have a thick taproot, which is what they were named originally. They're naturally hardy and can survive cold weather as long as they're planted in a shallow dish of water. They like it even better if you water them every day. That way they can soak up the water. In extreme cases, some of them may even need to be watered by hand.
Dragon fruit plants are easy to take care of. You just need to watch them for insect damage. And you should pinch back any sprouts as they grow. Because of their large size, they can actually become a nuisance sometimes if you don't have a very good veggie garden.
However, it's possible to turn them into a beautiful garden if you know how to. All you really need is some very fertile soil, some veggie seeds, a little bit of compost, and your Dragon. Put them in the soil, cover them with the compost, and then grow some veggies, herbs, flowers, and ferns around them. Soon you'll have a lush backyard that's beautifully filled with color and life. Your Dragon will love you for it.
So why not give Dragon fruit plants a try? It doesn't cost very much to get started. You won't have to worry about weeds or bugs. And you can grow them all year long in your kitchen.
If you're worried about space, worry no more! If you have a little area in your yard that you'd like to turn into a fruit garden, you won't have to worry about that. Most vegetables don't do well in soil that's too dry. The soil needs to be rich in nutrients to help your fruits grow. And you can always turn the little vegetables into delicious snacks by serving them right from the fruit.
Don't worry about getting a great deal. You don't have to break the bank to buy your Dragon fruit. They are widely available in most supermarkets. And they're a real bargain compared to eating oranges in Florida. And even when they're in season, you'll save money buying them in the off-season.
Another great thing about Dragon fruit is that it tastes great. And that's the best part. Because of its unique, slightly bitter flavor, it pairs very well with a wide variety of different foods. And when you pair that with the fact that it's all-natural (you probably won't get any adverse reactions from the fruit) and because it tastes so good, you have one of the most popular vegetable flavors on the market. Add fresh lemons to the mix, and you've got a healthy treat anyone will enjoy.
Speaking of eating... Dragons aren't picky. They eat just about anything. However, you should never feed your fruit too much. Giving them a little bit too much is just asking for trouble. If you're trying to grow them from seed, give them something in the range of one dollar per plant for about two pounds.