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San Pedro Cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi)

The San Pedro also known as Trichocerous Pachanoi is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountains at 2,000–3,000m in altitude. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. The same family of Cactaceae, it requires less attention and yet is a very unique and pleasant looking plant.

Suitable for growing both indoors or the outdoors with low maintenance making this plant the perfect gift for someone who does not have lots of space or time. A minimalist friend would truly appreciate San Pedro!

The San Pedro cactus is a fast-growing, multi-stemmed plant or small tree growing to measure approximately 2m wide and up to 6m tall.

The plant can be toxic to dogs and cats if ingested in large amounts.

Disclaimer:
In New Zealand, cacti such as the San Pedro may be cultivated for ornamental purposes but not for processing and ingesting the Mescaline which is a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. That means you could be imprisoned for up to six months for possession and up to life for supply. ExoticaNZ accepts no responsibility for any illegal activity the customer engages in after taking possession of this plant.

Plant Care Instructions Doc

Plant Care

Light

Plenty of light. If growing indoors, place the plant close to the window or warmer area. Smaller plants may not cope well with direct sun light.

Water

 

Will go dormant during colder months. Do not water during winter outdoors, however minimal watering if inside. Usually only water when the surface of soil is looking dry.

Soil

Well drained soil. If growing in a pot it needs a high quality cactus potting mix.

Fertiliser

Liquid fertiliser during spring / summer

Wind

Tolerant

Frost

Cold hardy to -4c

Flowering

The flowers emerge in humid environment and last for months.

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