The efficacy of varying length of cladode cutting and IBA concentration on root and shoot growth in dragon fruit (Hylocereus costaricensis [F.A.C. Weber] Britton and Rose.) cv. Royal Moroccan Red
An effective multiplication of dragon fruit by cladode cuttings is most preferred for large scale production of quality planting materials. Therefore, an experiment was carried out under poly house, Faculty of Horticulture, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India during the months of May-September., 2019 in Factorial Randomized Block Design with 5 replications considering two factors which included 4 levels of IBA concentrations (3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000 ppm) and 3 different lengths of cuttings (15, 20 and 30cm). An outcome clearly affirms a significant effect of IBA, length of cutting and their interaction on rooting and shooting parameters. The cuttings treated with IBA at 6000 ppm and the cutting length of 30cm showed significantly better results with respect to various rooting and shooting parameters followed by IBA at 5000ppm.