San Pedro in soil | Trichocereus pachanoi
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San Pedro in soil | Trichocereus pachanoi

Trichocereus pachanoi is a South American columnar cactus species used traditionally for divining/healing purposes. Named after Professor Aberlardo Pachano who travelled with Dr. Rose, the original western collector, in 1918 (Trout, 2005). Native to mountainous areas of Ecuador and Peru (between 1500m and 2700m). The common name refers to Saint Peter, who guards the gates of heaven.

Also known as the San Pedro cactus. It can grow to be over 10 feet tall when planted in the ground, but is great for landscapes or containers. Cold tolerant to nights in the upper 20s

The Trichocereus genus has been merged by taxonomists into the Echinopsis genus (now called Echinopsis pachanoi). Not many cacti experts agree on this merger.

An upright species to 6 metres tall. Also an excellent grafting stock, we consider it better than Myrtillocactus geometrizans and more tolerant and longer lived than Hylocereus sp. (although not as fast). More robust and adaptable than Pereskiopsis sp. but considerably slower, albeit longer lived.

One clone is known by enthusiasts as PC (AKA Fields), or the predominant cultivar of T. pachanoi that occurs in Australia. I received my cuts of this cactus from Fields Cactus Farm, where the proprieter Robert informs me the that he recieved the plant in the 50’s but is not sure where from. Alot of the plants out there come from Ritter and it does suit the time frame to be from him. Interestingly the plant looks exactly the same as the Trichocereus Pachanoi: (Br.&R.) FR 567 from the Chan Chan Valley Ecuador

San Pedro Cactus | Echinopsis pachanoi | Trichocereus pachanoi

An absolutely essential part of any cactus garden or landscape! This robust plant is easy to maintain, propagate and grow in your home or garden.

Sold per piece, Bare Root without any soil or pot. Small scarring is normal and expected but will not affect plant. Discoloration on the bottom of the cactus is normal from being planted in soil.

Sizes are approximate:

  • Extra Small 4-8 inches
  • Small – 8-12 inches
  • Medium – 12-18 inches
  • Large – 18-30 inches
  • Large Branching – 18-30 inches

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