Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Cristata’ | ‘Achuma’, ‘Crested San Pedro’, ‘San Pedro’ | Rooted plant
We’re utterly over the moon to be offering our latest UK exclusive … some lovely ‘Crested San Pedro’ – the brain-like cactus mutation Trichocereus pachanoi var. cristata! Note that we have very limited stocks of these lovely cacti, which vary in size as per the attributes listed further down the page…
Commonly known as ‘San Pedro’ (and also as ‘Achuma’, ‘Aguacolla’, ‘Giganton’, ‘Hahuacollay’, ‘Huachuma’ and ‘Wachuma’), Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi) is a fast-growing columnar cactus found naturally in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. A native of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes Mountains, where it prefers an altitude range of around 6,600 to 9,800 feet, pachanoi has been used for more than 3,000 years by humans, variously as an ornamental, for religious divination and in traditional medicine (human and animal). It’s closely related to other species such as Trichocereus bridgesii (the ‘Bolivian Torch’) and Trichocereus peruvianus (‘Peruvian Torch’).
Typical forms of the species grow up to twenty feet tall (although the highest recorded was forty feet!) under ideal conditions in USDA Zones 8-10. Its stems, usually forming multiple branches from the plants base, grow up to fifteen centimetres in diameter and generally possess six to eight ribs.
Pachanoi’s origins in the Andes enable it to withstand far lower temperatures than can many other cacti and it’s consequently easy to grow indoors and outdoors in most areas. Averaging around twelve inches of new growth per year in an ideal climate, pachanoi can be propagated from seed or cuttings, requiring fertile, free-draining soil and regular watering.
Organically grown in Spain – Ships from Spain
We regret that we cannot sell live plants to customers outside of the European Union
This is due to international regulations. We recommend always checking your local laws before ordering.