Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Emilio’ | ‘San Pedro’ | Unrooted cutting
Arkham’s Botanical is very happy to offer another UK exclusive – this time, limited stocks of young and healthy Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Emilio’ cacti! Grown organically from cuttings taken from our mother plant in sunny Spain, these sought-after cacti are available as unrooted cuttings.
‘Emilio’ is a hardy variety of Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi) – also known by the name ‘San Pedro’. It’s a tough and fast-growing columnar cactus, often found growing in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Native to the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes, the light to dark green pachanoi prefers an altitude range of around 6,600 to 9,800 feet, where it can grow up to twenty or thirty feet tall under ideal conditions. Its stems, usually forming multiple branches from the plants base, grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter and form six to eight ribs.
Trichocereus pachanoi has been used by humans for literally thousands of years, for example, as an ornamental, for religious practice and in traditional human and veterinary medicine. Like most other columnar Trichocereus species, they can handle far lower temperatures than many other cacti and are therefore quite easy to grow indoors and outdoors in USDA Zones 8-10.
Averaging around twelve inches of new growth per year (in ideal conditions), this excellent Trichocereus cactus will reward you for years to come, as long as you’re willing to provide fertile, free-draining soil and regular watering!
Please be aware that these cuttings were taken from extremely large mother plants growing outdoors in Spain and so some may have varying degrees of cosmetic scarring. This is entirely natural (for example, where the branches of the cactus have stabbed each other with their spines) and should heal over time, but we thought we’d state it here to avoid confusion!
Grown organically in the Spanish sunshine – 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.