Dragon SeedlingsTuesday, December 15, 2009
I stumpled upon some potted greens on a rack at the Grocer Supermarket at Bangsar the other day. The green was so fresh and nice, just like vegetables ;-) I thought that they were edibles. But later, I discovered that they were ornamental plants.
The plant is the dragon fruit plant from the Hylocereus Undatus family and is said to be an effective bio-purifier. It's not only refreshing and helps to reduce stress, it's also easily grown. So it is really suitable for home and office decorating and serves as a good gift for loved ones.
The two plants (above & below pics) are actually the same plant. Both are at different growth stage. At the beginning, it will have only two leaves. Then as the plant grows, little stems that look like cactus will appear. The bigger the cactus the smaller the leaves till they dissappear.
The seedlings is said to be easy to care for. They do not require any fertiliser, just spray water. These seedlings will do well in air-conditioning room, indoor or 'semi-outdoor' (under shaded).
So, the next time you eat a dragon fruit, think of the possibilities... grow those seeds!