Growing Pitaya Seedlings | Nurture of Pitaya Seedlings

Once your first pitaya seeds have started to sprout to make the first pitaya seedlings, keep an eye on the tray until most if not all of the pitaya seeds have sprouted. You don't want to move the tray too early (don't move the tray when the very first pitaya seedling pops up, wait).

When the tray is a little pasture of fresh new pitaya seedlings, now it is time to move the tray to give it more sunlight and at least a few hours of mild direct sunlight. The pitaya seedlings will be more hardy as they grown, and as their roots begin to penetrate the nutrient providing soil mix under the layer of the perlite win which you planted the seeds, the pitaya seedlings will start to get their moisture and nutrients from the soil mixture and be more tolerant of sun and surface drying. Start with just an hour or two of the weak sunlight of morning or evening, and gradually increase the amount of direct sun.

If the tray begins to get dried out, mist gently. Keep the tray from becoming too sodden, at this stage it is most likely better to err on the side of too little water rather than too much as you don't want the pitaya seedlings to rot.

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