It’s been just over a month since I managed to get some dragonfruit seeds to germinate, and here’s how things have gone:
The seeds germinated on damp cotton wool sealed in a ziplock bag in early March. I sowed six seeds and had a 100% germination success rate, eventually. You need to move the seeds off the cotton wool quickly, otherwise the plant roots will grow into the cotton wool, making it impossible to extricate them. I wasn’t entirely successful at that, so some of the sprouts were transplanted together with the cotton wool they were stuck in.
After two weeks of the seedlings sitting in their new homes, I noticed fine spines coming up where true leaves should have appeared, just like those you’d see on a cactus. Hmm, I thought, this is interesting…
A couple of weeks later, the little dragonfruit plants look more like young cactus plants! How cool is that?