Cereus grandiflorus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
night-blooming cereus queen-of-the-night

Selenicereus grandiflorus is a cactus species originating from the Antilles, Mexico and Central America. The species is commonly referred to as Nightblooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus or Vanilla Cactus. The true species is extremely rare in cultivation. Most of the plants under this name belong to other species or hybrids. Often confused with the species of Epiphyllum.

Cereus grandiflorus

Medical use

Economic importance of Cereus grandiflorus

Environmental ornamental ornamental
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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
    Naturalized
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica
    • Mesoamerica: Nicaragua
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Barbados; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Cacticin Flower 167
Narcissin Flower 533
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]