The common Botanic Name for San Pedro is Trichocereus Pachanoi, named after Professor Aberlardo Pachano who performed botany expeditions with Dr. Rose, the original western collector, in 1918. Although this is said the Trichocereus genus has since been moved by taxonomists into the Echinopsis genus, whereas it is referred to as Echinopsis Pachanoi - not all botanists agree with this merger.

 

Trichocereus Pachano is native to mountainous areas of South America, and also thrives in subtropical areas of Australia. They grow up to 6 meters tall and are drought and frost tolerant. Trichocereus Pachanoare quite adaptable, its due to their tolerance of cold weather that permits them to also thrive in other parts of the country, such as Tasmania and Victoria.

 

Like other Trichocereus cacti, the Trichocereus Pachano is traditionally used for spiritual healing purposes in Native cultures. The common name “San Pedro” was bestowed in memory of Saint Peter, who guards the gates of heaven yet native Americans know it as Huachuma.  

 

One clone is known by enthusiasts as PC, or the predominant cultivar of T. pachanoi that is found in Australia. PC is non-psychoactive, and is hard to tell apart from the the original strain. Cactus Vision sells both PC and NON-PC varieties.

 

San Pedro makes excellent grafting stock, considered to be better than Myrtillocactus geometrizans and more tolerant and longer lived than Hylocereus sp. (although not as fast). Our Team Sells cactus logs as 30cm cuts, for propagation or grafting, as well as potted plants with roots.

 

San Pedro requires fast draining soil. If potted, ensure it has a drainage hole. Position your plant in half day direct sun or full day direct sun, Cactus Vision does not suggest housing any of the Trichocereus cacti indoors. Apply fertiliser in spring annually or biannually. There is no need to water or fertilise in Winter.
 

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