Kamalam or Dragon Fruit, a herbaceous perennial climbing cactus widely known as Pitaya, has its origin in Southern Mexico, Central America and South America. 

It is widely cultivated in South-East Asia, India, USA, The Caribbean Islands, Australia throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world.

Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, pitahaya and strawberry pear, is a climbing, night-blooming cactus.

Native to Central America, it is grown commercially in similar climates.

It is an uncommon garden plant in the US but should do well in the right climate. In marginal climates, it can also be grown in containers.

The climbing cactus known colloquially as dragon fruit can grow 15 to 20 feet tall in its native habitat.

The bright pink or yellow fruits are edible. They may be white or pink inside, with tiny black seeds.


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