The dragon fruit cactus came from the tropical jungles
of Central America. This plant can do well in partial shade.
The photos below show commercial growing in full sun.
The climate in Vietnam and Thailand is ideal for this plant.
Blue Dragon Garden in
Vietnam (photo by Vo Van
VUON THANH LONG Blue dragon garden in Phan Thiet
Rerngjit Liew posted this picture in
Chokchai Farm at Pakchong, Korat province in Thailand.
The vines with fruits hanging from a fence in San Diego.
San Diego Bien Hoa Farm grows dragon fruit in greenhouses.
Tall dragon fruit plant at house entrance, Old Town, San Diego.
The pitahaya (pitaya) plant is taller
than rooftop using a tree for support.
This plant with red flower grows in
Oaxtepec about 2 hours from Mexico City.
Mexico City is too cold (higher
altitude) for the pitaya plant to grow.
Photo and story by
Diego Valle Jones.
Dragon Fruit plant in Vietnam, Jack Goh on right in the
Fruit plants in pots
All about dragon fruit
United Nations Food and Agriculture
Dragon Fruit in Asia and
A book about good health and organic gardening
If you are interested in growing this plant, please read
this book for more information.