Trichocereus Pachanoi | San Pedro Cactus Cuttings | Echinopsis Pachanoi
Medium sized San Pedro Cactus cuttings. Get a head start with your rare cactus collection.
Trichocereus pachanoi is tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and can handle more water than most cacti, making it a good cactus species for beginners. Trichocereus pachanoi also has small spines making San Pedro Cactus easier to handle for those who are not experienced with dealing with sharp spines or those who have curious kids or pets that may be injured by larger spines. Under ideal conditions, San Pedro cactus can grow up to 12 inches per year and will readily shoot off new pups (branches). Frost hardy to about 26 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, it should be kept in medium to large pots that can be moved inside during the winter months. Trichocereus pachanoi can be watered frequently during the summer months, sometimes as often as every two days if the top inch or two of the soil is dry. During the winter, your San Pedro cactus should be slowly acclimated to cool temperatures and dry, dark conditions to avoid stretching that could damage the aesthetics and structural integrity of the plant. When breaking dormancy in the spring, a reverse process of slowly introducing the factors necessary for growth may be beneficial for the same reason. For optimal skin color, Trichocereus pachanoi should be kept in partial rather than full sun and the soil should be well-draining and rich in organic nutrients and minerals. Pachanoi blooms are large, white and have a strong, pleasant perfume.
See our cactus propagation page for tips on rooting Trichocereus pachnoi cactus cuttings.