This is my wonderful new dwarf dragon fruit.
Well, I say wonderful, but I am finding it kind of hard to love...
I bought it over the internet, I got excited about all the dwarf fruit tree stock this company had, and I just went wild ordering stuff left, right and centre. I ordered way too many trees, and I really hope that dwarf means dwarf.
If it doesn't, I'm in trouble.
Anyway, like I said, I'm finding it a little hard to love. When I first saw it, I had a little freak out. It looks like a cactus. A funny looking one too. When I asked the guy how to look after it, he told me to plant it in the ground. Thanks a lot for the help garden guru.
I've looked a bit on the net, and they seem to grow up over a structure, and then cascade down over it. It's the downward facing parts that bear the fruit. And the fruit is just beautiful, beautiful looking anyway, I haven't actually tasted any yet. Told you I got excited when I bought it.
So, after my research I'm still not sure what to do with it. It's got roots coming out of the stems all over the place, it's got fat bits growing off thin bits, and most depressingly, it hasn't moved a muscle since I planted it. That was a good few months ago now, and no new growth. I don't know if it likes its spot or not.
It doesn't look like it's dying though... oh well... I'm going to try building it a structure tomorrow. And I'll keep watering and feeding and mulching, and we'll just see how it grows.