The first time I tried to grow the dragon fruits plant at home was back in 2011. Hopelessly, the plant died because I over watered it. https://rockdavinci.blogspot.com/2011/10/saving-dragon-fruits-plant.html Then, in 2015, I sprouted some seeds from the dragon fruits I purchased from the Asian market in 2014. I saved the seeds from the dragon fruits I ate. https://rockdavinci.blogspot.com/2015/11/germinating-dragonfruits-seeds.html It worked. It's been an adventure. Babying it for the last few years during the winter and hot Sacramento summer. Even built a hot house out of large canine cage. Covering it with plastic blanket and Christmas lights in the winter and shade during the summer. Last year, I caught a single blossom, but I was too late. It was dried up and it did not fruit. This year, I found another single bud. I think it is a good position to blossom fully all the way. All the how to grow dragon fruit video on the YouTube seems to be so groomed, but I tried so many times to keep just a few stalk and grow them tall and down the loop at the top, but mine just like to grow wild. I trimmed it many times but I guess I just don't have the knack for the farming. Nevertheless, it is exciting. Let's see what it will do.
Time to build a hot house as a solution. Beside Dragon Fruits, I managed to grow Cherimoya tree from the seeds from the fruits I bought from the Asian market.