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Lucidlapponian
Jun 7, 2020 12:09 PM CST
My new dragon fruit cuttings I got around a week ago have not been doing the best. One of them came with roots but the other two did not. The one with roots has been flourishing fine in the soil and the two that didn't have begun shriveling up in their soil (currently growing in pots) and I don't know what to do. They're in half shade and I have only been watering them when I saw the soil was dry. My soil is half and half succulent mix and gardening soil.
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DaisyI
Jun 7, 2020 1:45 PM CST
The soil you chose is a little too water retentive. Cactus soil alone would have been a better choice.

The cuttings are shriveling because they are living on stored energy within the stem. Cuttings without roots can't use water. Keep the soil on the drier side until you see signs of new growth.
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