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Dragonfruit : are these early signs of FLOWERS?!?!?

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 31, 2013 at 6:07

Well 'terminal' then. The new growth is pointed, never flat. There are no 'flat ends' in your pic. Flowers only arise on mature stems which have … 'flat ends' ;-)

Comment by Ania on December 31, 2013 at 2:59
Elaine I'm confused about the term "flat ends".. Do you mean the end - terminal point? See the new growth to the left, is that a flat end? Perhaps this new growth is the begining of a potential flower?
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 30, 2013 at 7:17

There was a 'night blooming cactus' growing over my front-door trellis. It bloomed alright, as we know gorgeous flowers. It never set fruit but then I wasn't expecting any and the flower wasn't pollinated either. I see similar plants roaring up trees around the place and wonder what they really are.

Comment by Lissa on December 30, 2013 at 5:26

It may not be a dragonfruit plant down the road Ania. There's a decorative version that looks similar but doesn't get fruit. Keep an eye on it anyway!

Comment by Ania on December 29, 2013 at 15:18
Awww. Boo. Well at least it's having a nice growth spurt. :) I saw a gigantic dragonfruit tree sprawling over an 8foot fence just down the road.. I will be tempted to knock on their door if I see fruit unpicked :)
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 29, 2013 at 12:26

No. Dang it. The flower buds are quite round and they only occur on stems with flat ends, the growing stems have pointed ends. See pic I stole from Google Images: 

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