Peruvian Torch in soil – Big | Trichocereus Peruvianus
Trichocereus peruvianus (Echinopsis peruvianus)(syn. Blue Torch, San Pedro Macho), on the other hand grows some of the most incredible spines for cacti enthusiasts to admire and actually seem to grow thicker offering more body weight when compared to either the pachanoi or bridgesii variations. The needles of this cactus commonly grow to over ten centimetres long so great care is needed when replanting or cutting. It seems the latest rage in mescaline bearing plants is the alkaloid content and this species is said to offer the greatest bang for the buck with equal percentages of mescaline gram per gram to that of Lophophora Williamsii. Tests unfortunately are inconclusive so experiments to justify such findings is up to the user. Distribution of this species is Peru.
The Trichocereus peruvianus is also known as Echinopsis peruviana or Peruvian Torch. This fast-growing columnar cactus grows in the western slope of the Andes in Peru. This exotic cactus is known for its hallucinogenic potential. Shipped in a standard growers pot with soil to prevent damage to roots.
Water when soil is completely dry
Toxic to animals
Columnar, up to 6m