Trichocereus Pachanoi | San Pedro Cactus Seeds
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. Pachanoi is frost hardy for short periods. 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 seed sowing tips.