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Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

Posted by SOF2 10 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 12:09

Just got this from the store. The area feels like the skin has separated from the body leaving a void area underneath. Rest of the plant looks healthy. Is it too much water? Too little? Something else?


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

Hi SOF2,

It looks like too much water. You can check it to see any rotting by pressing your fingers on that part.


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

Hi Nguy,

That part feels hollow, like there's a slight gap of air between the outer clear skin and the inner green body. Doesn't feel like there's fluid or bulging.

This post was edited by SOF2 on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 15:54


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

Once the cutting developed roots, the green flesh will be decay at soil level. So if it already has roots then it's ok, but decay without root then a problem.

Sapote


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

  • Posted by SOF2 10 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 16:29

Hi Sapote,

Yes, it already has lots of roots, the entire pot was filled with roots. The original soil level was right where the light green ends, I pushed the soil down a bit to make it visible.

Glad to hear this is normal then. Thanks for the info!


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

Hi SOF2,
The green flesh is not always be decayed. It's decayed only when there is too much water.
If you don't feel fluid in it, it is not rotting. The part of the plant below the soil level always be discolored, that part will turn grey later.

This post was edited by Nguy on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 18:31


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

  • Posted by SOF2 10 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 20:16

Hi Nguy,

Yea, there seems to be no fluid in there. Good to know the green does not necessarily mean rot. Thanks! I once had a cactus I overwatered, the base turned light green then collapsed.


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

Hi SOF2,

Yeah, if we over-water dragon fruit, the base will turn light green then yellow. But dragon fruit will not collapsed if the roots are intact.


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

my DF yellows a bit (the whole thing) when it gets too much water


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RE: Dragon Fruit stem base discolored light green

  • Posted by SOF2 10a (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 20:06

I've watered it twice in the past week and it's starting to turn dark green, especially the bottom stem. Gonna try increasing the water frequency.


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