Argentine Saguaro

Trichocereus terscheckii is Similar To San Pedro


This cactus is found in Northwestern Argentina were it is known as Cardon Grande or Cardon santo 'sacred cactus. Often times it's confused with another species known as T. pasacana, of the same geographical region. The difference between T terscheckii and T pasacana is the branching, fewer number of ribs, different spines, and large flowers. Its an ethnobotanical because of its comparability to Peyote or San Pedro. It's also one of many mentioned in the book, Peyote, And Other Psychoactive Cacti"


The Trichocereus Terscheckii ( Argentine saguaro, Cordon Grande ) cactus is a heavy weight champion of the Trichocereus species. These cacti can grow to an astonishing 30 + feet. The photo below was taken in Argentina. The arms of this massive beast weigh in at up to 100 + pounds per linear foot. This bad boy can easily be grown from seeds or cuttings, also known as propagation. They are actually so easy to grow that they will start to form roots if you just leave a cutting laying around the house. As long as you don't water it daily like it's Mint or something then it's really hard to kill. They are survivors!


When cultivating this cactus we recommend using an organic fertilizer high in potassium and phosphorous, but lower in nitrogen, because nitrogen does not help the development of succulent plants, making them too soft and full of water. Argentine Saguaro can endure long periods of time without watering. As it gets colder close to winter the length of time without watering can be extended. Watering the Trichocereus Terscheckii should only be done when the soil is completely dry, about every 4-5 weeks. Take 1% regular soil, mix it with sand, and add 10-15 percent perlite, and there's your cacti compost! It's that simple!


There's a group that supports research and decriminalzation of different Trichocereus cacti I support on this site. If you have the religious right to do so then you're aloud to partake in its use. For everyone else, they're working on allowing our culture to embrace it as more than just an ornamental cacti. We hope to free up prisons and allow people to access spiritually prized plants as they see fit. I also want to encourage the safety and education. Please check out the scholarly sources linked to in the references section of this page and others! If you like what I do and want to support me financially you can buy from the great shops linked to on this site! Thanks!
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