Reasons a Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Should Be Part of Your Home or Office Décor 

The blue dragon fruit, which is kind of a misnomer, is a strikingly lovely plant to have in your home or office. And while it needs a ton of space and some extra love and attention compared to other plants, it yields fresh fruit and pretty flowers in exchange for the trouble.

If you’re committed to giving this plant what it needs, let’s talk about how to care for it and what to do with it!

A Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

A Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

Native to Central America and Southern Mexico, the blue dragon fruit, also known as the pitahaya, is a beautiful tropical fruit that is sweet to the taste with just a hint of sour citrus.

It’s called the blue dragon fruit, but finding a dragon fruit in shades of blue is pretty rare. The most common color is red, but you can find them in green, white, pink, blue and even purple skin.

The flesh of the fruit is typically red or white with black seeds. And yes, sometimes, you will find dragon fruits with blue flesh, but it’s not common. The expectation holds true that the darker the color of the skin or the flesh, the sweeter and the richer the flavor, sometimes coming with a high sugar content.

Also, this plant can grow up to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide, so be prepared to keep it in an extra-large pot and give it plenty of space in any room to stretch out. Not only will this plant attract plenty of attention from visitors and occupants alike, but it will also bear delicious fruit and allow you to propagate it and grow even more of these amazing trees!

Are Blue Dragon Fruit Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?

Of all plants, the blue dragon fruit offers tremendous feng shui benefits, another payoff for the love and care of this succulent. The pitahaya promotes growth, development, nourishment, and sustenance.

It’s a genuinely life-giving cactus that provides the owner with food and water. You can’t lose here, energetically or literally.

For those interested in learning more about feng shui practices, I check out this master class article on how to use Feng Shui.

Are Blue Dragon Fruit Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?

The blue dragon fruit is not impossible to grow and maintain, but neither is it particularly easy. The real trick is to provide it with warmth and light without burning it.

How Do Blue Dragon Fruit Plants Grow?

The blue dragon fruit grows in a tropical region with plenty of rain and sunshine but also enough shade and cover that the plant doesn’t get scorched.

What Kind of Soil Does a Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Need?

In the earliest days, you can plant blue dragon fruit in a nice cactus or succulent soil. As the plant matures, move it into a high-quality houseplant soil that is broken up with peat and bark, so it doesn’t hold water.

How Much Light Does a Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Need?

Too much light will scorch the skin of the cactus, but too little light will inhibit or prevent the growth of the fruit and flowers. You can plan for about six to eight hours of direct sunlight, less if you live in a particularly hot region.

How Much Water Does a Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Need?

Again, you’re looking for the perfect “Goldilocks” balance of not too little and not too much water. You don’t want this plant sitting in water, but you also want to avoid it drying out.

For more information on watering plants, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoid watering mistakes.

Other Conditions that Are Important to a Blue Dragon Fruit Plant

Because you’re growing food, you’ll also want to fertilize the blue dragon fruit plant. During the growing season, simply add a classic succulent fertilizer once a month.

Furthermore, while this plant doesn’t necessarily attract pests, if you do notice any common household bugs on your plant, you can always spray them with neem oil a few times a week and rub down any insects still around.

Blue Dragon Fruit Plant Decorating Ideas

You obviously don’t have a lot of options when it comes to a blue dragon fruit. You’ll need a big corner near a big window for what will essentially become a small tree in your home.

Find a large container with at least 2 feet of space all around in a bright and vibrant color, even one with wild geometric patterns to offset the neutral green when the cactus is not flowering. You could then plant other, smaller succulents around the blue dragon fruit to create a sort of succulent garden.

Do Fake Blue Dragon Fruit Plants Look Real?

Do Fake Blue Dragon Fruit Plants Look Real

 

If, in the end, you’re not feeling up to caring for this large plant, and you’re not even that into dragon fruit, but you still want the look, you can always opt for an artificial version. You can find a high-quality artificial blue dragon fruit plant that looks just like the real thing, and while you won’t get any fruit, you’ll still get all the feng shui!

And if you’re wondering if artificial plants are even in style, check out my piece on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.

It’s a beautiful succulent to have around, and whether you get the real or fake version, you’ll reap myriad benefits and you’ll certainly find yourself engaged in fun conversations.

What are your thoughts? Do you have a blue dragon fruit plant in your home or office? Where do you keep it? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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