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Name: Jared Nicholes
Post Falls, Idaho
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jnicholes
Feb 9, 2016 3:40 PM CST
Hello!

I have a dragon fruit plant I have been growing since Christmas. I went to look at it this morning and I noticed something. Take a look at the following picture:


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As you can see, one of the plants spikes, (I don't know what the proper name is,) has a bulge that is green with spots of red and looks like a mini dragon fruit. I just wanted to ask what the bulge is and what I should do if anything needs to be done. I did research and it showed this was a forming flower bud, but I'm not sure if its true.

Thanks!

Jared
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 9, 2016 5:00 PM CST
I don't grow that one, but I think it could either be a bud, a branch or a root. Give it some more time to see what really forms. Smiling
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Feb 9, 2016 5:38 PM CST
Please come back and post another photo when you know!

"How does your dragon fruit grow?"
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 9, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Jared, read this old thread, it will further give you an idea how it grows: The thread "Dragon Fruit" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
Name: josephine
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frostweed
Feb 10, 2016 7:51 AM CST
Jared, what kind of fish it that you are holding in your picture? It looks prehistoric Smiling
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Name: Jared Nicholes
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jnicholes
Feb 10, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Hello!

I want to try to keep on topic, so I'll keep it short. Its a sturgeon.

Anyway, it looks like no one knows what it is on my plant, thanks for the help anyway!

Jared
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greene
Feb 11, 2016 10:46 AM CST
jnicholes said:...it looks like no one knows what it is on my plant...
Jared


It may not be that no one knows; it could simply be that we need a better/clearer/in-focus image so we can see what you are seeing. Please continue to take photos and try for clear, in-focus close-up images so we have a better chance. Thank you. Thank You!

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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 11, 2016 2:09 PM CST
One of the first things you need to grow, to be a gardener is patience, Jared.

You will know pretty soon what that thing is, no matter what somebody might say about it. The plant will tell you.
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