Dragon fruit containers
As for containers, a 20 x 20 pot or 50-gallon container would be best for the plant's growth. A smaller 15 gallon one is good if you're planting one variety in each pot.
If you're planting 2 or more, a bigger 20-gallon will have more room for root growth. But don't overcrowd because that might cause a civil war (aka root competition). Getting a big pot from the start means you don't have to transplant them too much during their development.
The trick is the width of the pots & not so much their depth. Pots about knees-high are good. Dragon fruits don't grow long tap roots. Instead, they develop shallow, radial roots that crawl out pretty far out to find food. They tend to grow the fastest when the roots have not hugged all around the pots (root bound). That's why we use wide pots.
These guys have some good big pots. They ship it to a local dealer:
Ken Ross has big containers up to 100 gallons. They're located in Texas. You can call them to ask for price & availability: 1-800-490-7811. Some nurseries may have these as well: http://www.growers-inc.com/brands/Ken-Ross.html
Some folks utilize the inner tub of an old washing machine. If you have one or two conveniently lying around, try them out. Dragon fruits are excellent plants to grow in containers. They don't take up a lot of water like avocado trees, which is great for places where water may be scarce & expensive.
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Dragon fruit cuttings
Good place to get dragon fruit cuttings:
Tye, the owner of Spicy Exotics, has a massive collection of pitaya varieties (yellow, pink, white, red etc). Many have had good experience buying from him.
Members of this private Facebook group may also exchange cuttings when they're available. You can check their latest posts to be informed:
Some YouTubers that do their dragon fruit pruning in November or in the fall may also share the cuttings with their viewers. Leave them a comment to let them know. This lady is in San Jose, California:
This one has good quality cuttings. They're based in the Philippines. They may ship internationally.
If you'd like some more cool hybrids, check out http://www.mattslandscape.com/hylocereus/
Florida Hill Nursery has a wide variety of dragon fruit at reasonable prices. If you're around the area, visit them for more cool stuff. Some say they even have live tissue cultures. They're not the most responsive team though: https://www.floridahillnursery.com/dragon-fruit-vines-hylocereus-c-21
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