Peruvian Torch Cactus Trichocereus peruvianus | 100 seeds
Peruvian Torch Cactus For Sale is native to Peru’s Andes mountains. The Peruvian Torch looks similar to the San Pedro but has a brighter bluish/green color, larger white blossoms, and longer thorns. The fragrant white blossoms open just in the evening and only for one evening!
Growing Peruvian torch from seeds
- The Peruvian Torch (Trichocereus peruvianus) cactus is best cultivated in a sterilized mix of sand, perlite and gravel (or peat).
- Clean and desinfect the growing container. Be sure to add small drainage holes in the growing container to help reduce chances of over-watering.
- The environment should be humid and ideally around 23 °C (73 ºF), but do not place the growing medium directly on a heater.
- Don’t let the young cacti get in contact with direct sunlight; fluorescent lighting is preferred for the first 3 months.
- Only after the cacti are a year old should they be placed in direct light.
Peruvian Torch Cactus For Sale (Echinopsis Peruviana): Previously Known As ‘trichocereus Peruvianus’
The Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana) cactus can be found in Peru and Ecuador’s Andes. Its natural habitat is mountain desert areas at elevations ranging from 2000 to 3000 meters above sea level. It is a fast-growing columnar species with the well-studied hallucinogenic alkaloid mescaline and other alkaloids.
The plant has a bluish-green tint and 6-9 broadly rounded ribs, growing to a height of 3-6 meters and a diameter of 8-18cm. The up to 4cm long spines are found in clusters of 6-8 at the nodes, which are uniformly spaced throughout the ribs with up to 2.5cm spacing.
From 900 BC to 200 BC, pre-Inca monks utilized this mescaline cactus to create a concoction known as “cimora,” “achuma,” or “huachuma,” which was then used in their medical and religious ceremonies.
The chemical formula for mescaline is 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine; it is a very potent mind-altering substance that causes psychedelic effects as well as hallucinations and visionary experiences, such as the deeply soothing feeling of being one with mother nature accompanied by euphoria.
Just 0.3-0.4 gram of pure mescaline is enough to untether your consciousness from reality, but that only applies to PURE mescaline, and you’ll have to eat a lot of mescaline cactus to get there. But first, the sadness, then the delight!
Echinopsis peruviana flesh will inevitably cause you to eat backwards. According to traditional shamans, this process is necessary to cleanse the body of the last remains of what binds your spirit to the body and should be viewed positively.
Prepare for this by avoiding eating for at least 6 hours before the trip. This is the greatest way to shorten the duration of the first “positive” experience, and it has two advantages: you will be able to withstand sickness for a longer period of time, resulting in improved absorption of the psychoactive cocktail.
Cultivating The Peruvian Torch Cactus For Sale
Simply insert the cutting deep enough to stand on its own in special cactus soil with 25% washed sand and 35% perlite to produce your own Peruvian Torch clone; houseplant soil is not suitable for cacti and their nutrient requirements.
The soil should drain well and retain enough moisture to last at least a week without drying out. Rooting hormone is ineffective! It can damage plant tissue and encourage bacterial or fungal decay.
Allow the cactus to adjust to its new surroundings and grow a new root system on its own for 2-3 weeks before watering it. For at least 4 weeks, keep the newly planted clone away from heat and intense sunlight, especially at midday.
Once it has settled, you may help it a lot by simulating its natural environment: 5 hours of direct sunshine followed by many hours of indirect light. It does not require much water because it is a desert plant. When selecting a pot, look for one with a pierced bottom to allow for proper drainage.
Fill a shallow tray halfway with water and place the pot in it. Water the soil once a week in the spring and autumn, but stop totally or limit it to once every 2-3 weeks in the winter. Water the plant 3-5 times each week during the summer.
Name Change: From Trichocereus To Echinopsis
Trichocereus peruvianus was the now-outdated botanical name of the Peruvian Torch until a new taxonomy for cacti was implemented, and this cactus was assigned to the Echinopsis cactus family. Echinopsis peruviana is the most recent correct name.