Grow your own San Pedro T. pachanoi cactus!
San Pedro Echinopsis pachanoi / Trichocereus pachanoi seeds. With these seeds, you can grow your own San Pedro cacti. The Trichocereus pachanoi is another name for the San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) cactus. Even from a cutting, San Pedro Cacti grow quickly.
They contain the psychedelic alkaloid Mescaline, which causes visual hallucinations. The San Pedro cactus is endemic to Ecuador and Peru’s Andes Mountains and is utilized by Shamans as a medicine and stimulant in rituals and ceremonies.
San Pedro T. pachanoi cactus Contents
Contains 100 seeds of the San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi).
How to grow your San Pedro T. Pachanoi from seeds seems challeging, but is pretty easy.
Some tips for growing San Pedro Cactus:
- San Pedro grows well in both direct sunlight and partial shade. San Pedro can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Provide some shade the first year to avoid sunburns from scorching direct sunlight and to allow it to adjust to your environment.
- Indoors: Make sure to water the plant consistently at least once every two weeks. Place the pot on a tray with water for an hour, allowing the roots to soak up the water. San Pedro cactus is better adjusted to watering than desert cacti. When the soil is still moist do not water the cactus!
- Outdoors: Water your cactus regularly, during hot summer days at least once or twice a week.
- In room temperature, the San Pedro will thrive. If you want the San Pedro to flower, it must go through dormancy (the plant’s equivalent of hibernation) over the winter. Starting in September or October, make sure the soil is bone dry and plant the cactus in a cooler location (70-100 degrees Celsius) until early May or April. Do not water or fertilize the cactus soil at this time. In late spring, the San Pedro will blossom.
Effects of the San Pedro Cactus
The first effects of the cactus will be felt 1 to 2 hours after taking San Pedro. The effects can last from 8 to 15 hours, with the peak occurring after 3 hours and lasting up to 4 hours.
- The first effects are drowsiness and a dreamy state, you may feel tired and sleepy. Feelings of restlessness and nausea are common.
- During the peak of the trip; open and closed eye visuals; euphoric feelings and out of body experience can be expected. You may feel confused, increased tension on the muscles and insomnia.
- After the peak during the final part of the trip, the intensity takes a few steps back, but increased empathy; closed eye visuals, enhancement of light perception and details (a sharp eye) remain.
San Pedros effects are seen as more manageable, controllable and gentle when comparing to the trips of Ayahuasca , LSD and Magic Mushrooms .
Mescaline (0.21-1.8%) is one of numerous alkaloids found in San Pedro cactus. Mescaline is a phenethylamine-class alkaloid.
Other alkaloids found in the cactus include: 3,4-dimethoxyphenethylamine, 3-Methoxytyramine, 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine, anhalonidine, anhalinine, hordenine, and tyramine.
The San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) grows in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador and Peru at elevations ranging from 2000 to 3000 meters. San Pedro is also native to Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, and it is grown in other regions of the world.
The San Pedro has been used since 1300 B.C. in Peru, with depictions of the San Pedro appearing on ceramic urns. The Spanish reported Peruvians drinking Achuma, a San Pedro-containing drink, when they first arrived in Peru.
Traditional uses of the San Pedro can be found throughout South and Middle America. Native shamans use it as a stimulant and medicine in rituals and ceremonies.
It is utilized in a vision-seeking drink called Cimora in Peru and Bolivia. Achuma is another San Pedro-containing cocktail. According to legend, the abilities of San Pedro can undo “love witchcraft and counter all sorts of sorcery.”
San Pedro’s non-traditional use is primarily recreational. San Pedro is utilized for a psychedelic excursion known as ‘tripping’ due to its psychedelic qualities coming from the alkaloid Mescaline.
Recently, Echinopsis pachanoi has been used in therapeutic and’self-healing’ sessions, as well as microdosing. The San Pedro cactus is often available as a potted ornamental cactus.