Looking to hurry up and buy it?
Without reading about it?
Click here then. (#_#)

Common names include: Achuma, Huachuma, Wachuma, Aguacolla, Hahuacollay, or Giganton.


          The cactus is scientifically known as Trichocereus pachanoi. It's very similar to Peyote. This particular species is a rapidly growing columnar that is native to the Andes Mountains at heights of nearly 2,000-3000 m.[2] It's also found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.(2) It's well known for applications in Peruvian Shamanism which will be discussed in further detail below. Dude you can literally just have a cutting lying around and it will eventually start growing roots. Don't worry about killing your Pedro, just don't be watering it like it's mint or something.


In regions of the world where it's legal to do so, The San Pedro cactus has been used as a traditional medicine and for religious ceremonies for well over 3,000 years. It also has a long history of use in Andean traditional medicine.[2] There's also evidence of use among the Moche culture for thousands of years.[2] It has many relatives and can easily be grown from cuttings. According to a real life Native American friend of mine they represent protection in her cultures symbolism, or "lore". This totally makes absolutely sense if you contemplate their physical nature! They have the spikes, can withstand droughts, are tough, and NO ONE MESSES WITH THEM! You gotta have protective gear on your hands and use caution just to not get stabbed with their spikes!


Cultivation:

San Pedro is very easy to grow in most areas. It can withstand temperatures that are far cooler than many other cacti species. It's very important to prepare the right growing medium when growing any cacti variety. They don't grow in regular soil like other plants. I suggest either buying an organic cacti potting mix, or read the back of the label to get an idea of how to prepare your own. I'll talk more about this below in the soil preparation section.


Soil Preparation

It prefers alkaline soil. They tend to thrive well in a mixture of sand, 1% rich soil, and perlite. So basically get whatever dirt you'd plant your tomatoes in, and add a very small amount of that to raw sand. Then add 20-30% perlite, and you're good to go. When cultivating from cuttings you should leave them in a shady area or indirect sunlight at first. Like I said, you can just set them somewhere until they begin to root before you plant them if you want. You can also use coir or peat in the growing medium. Make sure the temperature is warm where the seeds will be germinated. It's a lot easier to make your own compost for these than to buy it I think.


Watering isn't really something you should have to worry about with San Pedro Cactus. Doing it can create an environment where they are very susceptible to fungal diseases. This rule can be applied to more than 90% of all growing techniques. Over-watering in general is the number one cause of accidental crop death. Remember, it's easier to grow Trochocereus pachanoi from cutting than from Seeds. Remember that once it's established, you don't even need to consider water, only the seeds need a little..


By being here you are agreeing to our site legal and precautionary disclaimer. Contact Webmaster@BotanicalGuides.com

star botanicals
Kratom, Plants, Seeds, Ethnobotanicals, Oneirogens..

INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE IS FOR BOTANICAL/CULTURAL RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY! ANY REFERENCES ABOUT THE USE OR EFFECTS OF THESE NATURAL HEALING HERBS IS BASED ON TRADITIONAL USE OR SHAMANIC PRACTICES. ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD FOR ETHNOBOTANICAL RESEARCH (CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER)! STATEMENTS AND ITEMS ARE NOT EVALUATED OR APPROVED BY THE FDA. NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT, OR CURE, ANY AILMENTS, CONDITIONS, DISEASES, ETC. I DO EARN COMMISSIONS GENERATED THROUGH AFFILIATE LINKS TO SHOPS INCLUDING AMAZON LLC ON THIS WEBSITE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.




People who were interested in this item were also fascinated by: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Nutmeg & Lemongrass

argyreia nervosa  yopo  tabernanthe iboga plant


Browse Herbals


Browse Ethnobotanicals