Dragon fruit branch rotting, why?

newgen(9 Central California)August 21, 2010

Occasionally I have some branches yellowing and even get mushy. I'm not sure if it started out as sunburn, then proceeded to rot, or was it overwatering? I'm thinking that if it was due to too much watering, much more of the plants would be rotting and not just a couple branches.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
costaricafinca

We have some of this happening to ours right now, but we are in the 'rainy season' which has been wetter than usual.
Its possible, if a particular 'branch' is collecting/holding rain, then it may burn when the sun is high.

Here is a link that might be useful: Interesting site about Dragon fruit

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jun_(8b-9a)

do you add calcium to your soil? like lime or gypsum?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 12:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
newgen(9 Central California)

I did gypsum, but it was over 6 months ago. Update: as of today, no new branches are rotting, I removed those rotted ones in the photos. Now I have 4 flower buds growing, I'm so excited!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2010 at 2:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New Ficus Tree Plant
Happy New Year my new Ficus tree plant
kings_rose
Strelitzia reginae
I'm growing a strelitzia in a container in a sunny...
charles27gardener
Please identify this vine for me!
My friend has this vine growing in her garden in Bangalore,...
tripbargains
Worsleya Procera seeds
I have been looking for Worsleya Procera seeds for...
jadesga1
Looking for wax jambu , Star fruit and Barbados cherry cuttings
Looking to purchase Wax Jambu (Black Pearl) Star fruit...
poetie
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™