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Post #807574 by Prikli Pear on Tue, Jan 24, 2023 2:33 PM

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For those interested in such things, dragonfruit cactus root aggressively. Any of those branches will happily root if they come into contact with the ground or even a tight space between pots. If a piece breaks off just stick it in the ground and a week later you have a new plant.

As far as being bland goes, this is a trait most cactus fruit share. Take prickly pear. Once you get past the fact that 90% of the fruit is taken up by rock hard seeds, you're left with a little bit of flesh that produces the most intense magenta juice ever. The stuff looks unnatural, like it's some kind of radioactive Hollywood special effect. So you'd think the flavor would match, right? Wrong. It's only got a bland, vaguely melon-like taste. They're more flavorful than dragonfruit, granted, but taste 'em both and you'll know they're related.