San Pedro Cactus seeds, Trichocereus pachanoi, 2 sizes
AKA Echinopsis pachanoi, Saint Peter cactus, Wachuma.
A very easy to cultivate, fast-growing, columnar cactus that can reach heights of 15 feet, native to the lower Andes. Traditionally used by native shaman in Ecuador and Peru. The huge, white flowers draw a virtual hoedown of various pollinators during their 36-hour bloom, including many species of bees. The flowers are spectacular. Grows wild throughout the Americas. Typically blooms in summer or fall after a large rain storm.
I prefer a mix of half sand with half commercial cactus mix; place the seeds on top, lightly cover with a thin layer of perlite, and add a humidity dome during the germination phase. use a heat mat or lights to keep temps near 75-80F.
They will grow indoors but prefer full sun. Mature cactus need room above and below. In pots, I have had them fall over when the pot is not big enough. Not good. If one breaks, let the bottom dry out then plant in cactus mix.
A blue-green skinned cactus that has a limited number of very short, non-invasive spines, relying instead upon a variety of alkaloids to keep it safe from any predators. Hardy to about 30F, withstands light frost. Grows well all over many parts of California with no care, in spite of our dry summers being the opposite of their preferred habitat. Do not water during winter unless you are in a true desert such as Arizona. Can grow a foot or two per year.
20 or 50 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMOs.
NOTE: Seeds do NOT contain alkaloids.