What's wrong w/ this dragon fruit cutting? - Knowledgebase Question

California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
Question by RenaeC
August 28, 2017
A friend of mine decided to send me a cutting off their dragon fruit tree last week, but it is now a pale yellowish color on top and a green color on the bottom. I'm unable to reach them at the moment, but I don't know why it is this color. Is it too much sun? Water? Is it the soil? Thanks.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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A comment from DaisyI
August 28, 2017
Did you immediately put it in the sun?

California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
A comment from RenaeC
August 28, 2017
No, I didn't put it outside until the day after it arrived

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Answer from DaisyI
August 28, 2017

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That's the problem. After a week in a box, your cutting needed to be acclimated to the sun again, something that can take 1 or 2 weeks. Its sunburned - the green bottom is protected from the sun and so didn't burn.

California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
A comment from RenaeC
August 28, 2017
Thanks for the info daisy!

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