San Pedro Cactus – Trichocereus pachanoi – Echinopsis pachanoi

R250.00

Note: Some plants may have some insect damage that has naturally healed.

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Description

The stems of the San Pedro Cactus are light to dark green or bluish with 6-8 ribs. The whitish areoles on the stems may produce up to seven yellow to brown spines, each up to 2 cm long. However, they are typically shorter in cultivated varieties, and sometimes they are mostly spineless. The plant usually grows 3-6 m tall and has multiple branches extending from the base, but they will emerge around broken branches. The tallest recorded specimen was 12.2 m. After fertilization, the plant produces oblong dark green fruits that eventually burst open to reveal a white flesh filled with small seeds.

Family:

Cactaceae

Genus:

Echinopsis / Trichocereus

Common Name(s):

 San Pedro Cactus

Mature Size:

6 m in height

Origin:

Ecuador & Peru

Dormancy:

Flower Colours:

White (Bloom at night)

Bloom Season:

Spring - Summer

Sun Exposure:

Full sun - Partial shade

Watering:

Every two weeks in Summer
Only enough to prevent shrinking in Winter

Temperatures:

Ideally between 18 - 27 °C

Toxic:

No