Cereus jamacaru DC.

Garden: Balchik
Season: Summer

Cereus jamacaru reach heights of 3 to 9 metres and it is native to Brazil. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention (CITES). 

The trees prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C

Cereus jamacaru produces solitary white funnel-shaped flowers. The cactus produce edible berries.

The juice of the plant is used for treating scurvy, lung and skin disease, also it is applied topically to treat ulcers.

In University botanic garden – Balchik Cereus jamacaru  can be observed in collection inside our permanent greenhouse.