“Hylocereus” Genus

Hylocereus Genus Image

Hylocereus comes from the Greek term “hyle,” meaning “forest cereus.” This genus is native to Central America and Northern South America. It is known to be a night-blooming cactus. A unique feature of Hylocereus is that it produces an edible fruit called “dragon fruit,” also known as “pitayas.” This fruit is slightly larger than orange, with red skin and green scales. Hylocereus do not thrive in a pot or greenhouses due to its size.

Hylocereus Plants On Succulent City

Hylocereus Undatus Image
Hylocereus Undatus
Hylocereus Costaricensis Image
Hylocereus Costaricensis (Costa Rica Nightblooming Cactus)
Hylocereus Polyrhizus Image
Hylocereus Polyrhizus
Hylocereus Trigonus Image
Hylocereus Trigonus (Pitahaya)


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