Common Name: San Pedro Cactus
Latin Name: Echinopsis pachanoi syn. Trichocereus pachanoi
Seed Count: 10 Seeds Per Packet
San Pedro Cactus is a fast-growing perennial cactus specimen that is native to South America but is now grown as a specimen planting throughout many parts of the world. San Pedro Cactus is columnar in form with many branches forming as the plant ages. Due to its columnar structure, is it often used in its native region as a type of ‘living fence’. San Pedro cactus also boasts a colorful and rich ethnic and medicinal history within it’s indigenous region dating back to antiquity. Thought to be named after Saint Peter, the gatekeeper to Heaven, by conquistadors from Spain in the late 1700’s, this cactus was reported to be used in divination rituals by native healers or given to those seeking answers and self-discovery.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
Full Sun to Bright Shade
Fertile soil with good drainage.
HARDINESS ZONES: 8b-10
Cactus Garden, Rock Garden, Living Fence Cultivar, Low Water Garden, Landscaping Specimen, Ethnobotanical or Heritage Garden
Plant Class: Perennial (overwinter in zones4-8a)
Plant Height: 10′ or taller
Plant Habit: Upright Columnar,
Growing instructions are provided on each seed packet
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