Planting Pitaya Cactus | Mounding & Planting

Normal Planting of Pitaya: The manner in which you plant pitaya cactus plants is not different from any other plant for the most part. Dig a hole at least 2-3 times the diameter of the root ball of the pitaya cactus plant you have grown from growing pitaya from seeds or from pitaya cuttings. Make the hole at least 3 times as deep as the root ball. Mix the soil from the hole with organic compost and use that mixture to surround the planted pitaya cactus plant rootball. If the soil requires it, water the hole before planting and water the planted pitaya cactus after planting - unless the soil is already moist from rains. Remember - always err on the side of too little water rather than too much water for pitaya cactus plants.

Planting Pitaya in Wetter Areas: If it is unavoidable that you must plant the pitaya cactus in a location where it may at times be wet or occasionally even flood slightly, you can plant the pitaya cactus in raised beds or in mounds. If you are planting in a raised bed, be sure that you adequately water the pitaya when it is dry as raised beds can be prone to drying out. If you plant in a mound, make the mound high enough that the roots of the pitaya plant will not ever substantially be submerged in water during the wet season or flooding season. Plant as normal in the soil of the mound.

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