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        Achuma cactus is a cousin of the San Pedro , containing a lot of the same alkaloids and appreciating the same type of climate and cultivation techniques. This species (Trichocereus bridgesii) is a quick growing columnar cactus native to the high deserts of Bolivia. This species has the ability to grow 2-5 meters tall with stems of up to 15-20 cm in diameter. The indigenous people of Bolivia refer to both the T. bridgesii and T. pachanoi as Ahuma or Wachuma. It's an epic beast with a tough soul and beautiful protective vibe! I knew a shaman up in NYC who delt with it. He says it "teaches protection through both active and passive defense". It's also been mentioned in just about every book on ethnobotanicals or cacti prized by cultures that I own.


Cultivation:


Cultivation of this species Trichocereus bridgesii can easily be done from seed. Sense the seeds are so tiny you just sprinkle a little sand over them and spray. Cover the pot with a plastic bag or something. A cutting will actually grow roots just lying around the house or whatever. It's very hardy when the environmental circumstances are ideal. Over the span of a year it will grow about 30 centimeters. After the root system is fully developed it needs only a slight amount of water. They really are beautiful and their symbolism I think is really cool too. In historic cultures they were seen as "protectors", being masculine and having their protective spikes, an indication of their nature. It makes sense doesn't it? Add a fence of these with some guard dogs and aint nobody coming on your property! lol


Characteristics:

The bad boy has a light green in color and typically contains 4 to 8 ribs. The spines of the cactus may range in coloration from honey-colored to brown, and are found on what is known as the 'nodes' in groups of up to 4. These spikes can grow up to 7 cm in length. They are spaced evenly on the ribs, leaving them 2.5 to 3 cm in distance. A friend of mine out in Arizona grows it. In my opinion, cactus is one of the most easily grown green life forms on the planet. They are also very good to the environment and I believe they bring with them positive energy.


Many people believe that the only Cactus that is used in a spiritual or entheogenic context is Peyote. This is far from the truth. All of the cacti on this page have some sort of ethnobotanical or pharmacologicla value, including the Achuma. This information is for research purposes only however. I've included some academic citations to verify this. Certain religions in the US allow the use of such psychoactive cacti for consumption in a religious context. So it's legality depends on your religion. Do your own research on this and know that I'm not encouraging illegal behavior. I support groups like the Edelic Center For Ethnobotanical Services who stand up for these ethnobotanicals and ethnocacti.


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