You will receive 5 Red Flesh healthy cuttings with each order. Step 1 Get healthy dragon fruit plant or cuttings. Step 2 Choose a spot in full or nearly full sun which does not flood. Dragon fruit grows quickly, and can become large, so allow a 15 to 25 feet of space from buildings, power lines or trees. Install a trellis or support that can withstand several hundred pounds of weight. Step 3 Add 50 percent well-composted manure for most Florida soils. Make sure the area is well drained. Pitaya grow well in calcareous South Florida soils. Dragon fruit thrives in rich organic soils with added manure, but is adaptable to many soil types. Step 4 Plant a cured cutting directly into the soil or into a pot. Plant directly into the prepared soil. If the area is prone to standing water during the rainy season, plant the dragon fruit on a mound. Step 5 Water well, but not frequently. Pitaya have a relatively high water requirement, but overwatering can cause soil fungus and rot. Step 6 Fertilize four weeks after planting, and every two months for the first year with 1/4 lb. of a balanced fertilizer made for fruit or palm trees. Make sure the fertilizer contains 2 to 3 percent magnesium, or add Epsom salts when fertilizing. Add chelated iron once a year in soils with low or neutral pH. Increase fertilizer amount and frequency yearly, according to plant size. Step 7 Check for diseases on a regular basis. Several bacterial diseases attack pitaya in Florida, including Xanthamonas, Dothiorella and Fusarium. Anthracnose has been known to attack both the plants and the fruits.