A. About our website
It could be days, weeks, months, or the following year. It is contingent on the variety, how it grows, and customer demand. If you find one you want, and it’s out of stock, you can sign up on the products page to get notified as soon as we have it back in stock.
Today, you can not filter our store by variety rating, but not for long. You can filter by popularity (Popular data from April 1, 2020), Newest additions, Genus, Flesh color, Self Fertile, Self Sterile, Varieties not tested, In Stock, and On Sale.
Yes, it will. All you need to do is follow Spicy Exotics on social media. Then from time to time, we offer what we call a “social media special”. In the social post, we will let you know about the offering and where to purchase.
Don’t have a social media account? Not a problem, you can find our latest postings by going to our News Menu on our website.
Ask and you shall receive. We also grow other Fruiting Cacti and Exotic plants. Contact Us for more information.
B. About Spicy Exotics
Sure, we love visitors. All you need is to Contact Us for an appointment as we are a private nursery and our property is gated.
Spicy Exotics is a Private Nursery located in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.
Our shipping address is:
218 E Bridge Street
Breaux Bridge, LA
C. Before you order your cutting
If mature cuttings are available and you request them, we will send mature cuttings. However, we would like to share our experience with mature cutting over the past 15 years. The advantage of mature cuttings is its hardiness. Dragon Fruit plants are very resilient, so hardiness is not a big deal. One advantage of young cuttings is they adapt and grow quickly. Meaning young unrooted cuttings will outperform a rooted mature cutting to 5 feet, giving flowers and fruit sooner than later. Lastly, some mature cuttings may take longer to start growing, sometimes up to 6 months
Some are, if not, Dragon Fruit cuttings are super easy to root. Keep in mind; some states will inspect packages if the soil is on the cutting. This is the case with a rooted cutting, and we may not ship rooted cuttings to your state.
Growing different varieties in the same container will not be an issue. However, if you plan to redistribute or use cuttings from those containers once they mature, it can be challenging identifying the correct variety once the plant matures. You can use masking tape and such to help, but it will be difficult years later as all of the plants will grow into one another.Your Content Goes Here
For best results, Spicy Exotics recommends 7 gallons per cutting. The bigger the container the better the results.
We hesitate to pick one, but a top contender for a long time was Physical Graffiti. However, after 2019 and having our first Ohana Express fruit, it instantly became our new number one. The reasons are it’s a heavy producer, it’s a vigorous grower, and self-fertile. It even fruited for us within 10 months of planting our first cutting. The fruit is some of the best tasting Dragon Fruit with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity with a sour candy flavor. The only negative aspect of this variety is its fruit size being on the smaller side. We hope to see larger fruit on this second fruiting cycle in the Spring of 2020.
D. After you received your cutting
Roots are not necessary and cuttings can go straight into their final location. Keep in mind full sun environments may be harsh on new cuttings and temporary protection may be needed.
Some varieties can accept full sun on arrival. This is also the case in Spring and late Fall seasons when our sun is not as intense. To be on the safe side, two weeks of 50/50 (Full Sun/Part Shade), then a week of 75/25, then for the final fourth week your cutting will be acclimated to handle full sun.
Spicy Exotics recommends wrapping 2 times around the post. More is better, it will last longer and hold moisture longer. Wrapping is good, but not necessary. At Spicy Exotics, we no longer use anything to wrap our posts. This is mainly to save on installation time. However, It is more difficult to secure new growth without burlap. To overcome this, Spicy Exotics uses extra ties to secure our cuttings.
E. Your Order
Our best effort is to pack and ship daily or ship out a minimum of three times per week, including Saturdays on request and if available. Most orders placed after Thursday will be packed by Monday and shipped out the following day.
Each order gets a confirmation email sent to the email address provided with your order or account created on the Spicy Exotics website. Then, once the mailing label is printed on our end, a tracking number will be added to your order, emailed, and can be tracked through the USPS website or by clicking here.
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