Trichocereus Pachanoi | San Pedro Cactus Cuttings
San Pedro Cactus Cutting. Equivalent to +4 years of seed growth.
Trichocereus pachanoi also known as Echinopsis pachanoi is tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and can handle more water than most other 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. 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.
Frost hardy to about 26 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 your San Pedro cactus.