Rooted San Pedro Cactus Plants, Trichocereus pachanoi, 8-10 in.
AKA, Echinopsis pachanoi, Saint Peter cactus, Wachuma.
LIVE ROOTED PLANTS that are shipped bareroot and need an immediate pot or hole.
A very easy to cultivate, fast-growing, columnar cactus that can reach heights of 15 feet, native to the lower Andes. The huge, white flowers draw a virtual hoedown of various pollinators during their 36-hour bloom, including many species of bees. The giant flowers are spectacular. Grows wild throughout the Americas. Typically blooms in summer or fall after a large rain storm.
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, so only 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 weather (water in summer, not in winter). Do not water during winter unless you are in a true desert such as Arizona. Can grow a foot or two per year.
Traditionally used by native shaman in Ecuador and Peru.