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 similar to Peyote or San Pedro. in appearance.


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!


Certain types of Cacti have a history of use in some shamanic context, so consider the words of the bible and the law. I'm not saying it's good or bad just refering you to scripture. See Corinthians chapter 12, relating to spiritual gifts, one being the gift of discernment. Remember the story of Adam and Eve, and the serpent? The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? God said they could eat of any fruit in the garden except for one. The serpent talked Eve into eating the fruit, and she Adam. These two segments of the bible I believe stress the importance of discernment and obedience to the Most High. I'm not one of these people that thinks all plants are inherently "bad", but the story of the forbidden fruit illustrates that discernment and obedience is in order.


This "Argentine suguaro" cactus is interesting in the way that it grows, having branches and nodes ( I am unsure if they're called the same thing when talking about cacti, but I am sure you know what I mean ) These specimens have a comforting apperance. They make a great landscape type of thing, and look amazing in corners of yards. They can also provide some shade. A mature cactus with the really tall shoots can get quite thick, and with this cactus's width, they make quite the shade producer.


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