Trichocereus peruvianus ‘Icaros DNA’ | ‘Blue Torch’, ‘Peruvian Torch’, ‘Matacuna’ | Seed
Well-loved by the global cactus community for over a decade now, ‘Icaros DNA’ is an extremely reputable seed source based in Peru, who are especially respected for their high-quality and ethically-harvested Trichocereus peruvianus. Icaros collect their seed ethically and renewably from Matacuna in Peru – a region long-considered to possess the “truest” (non-cuzcoensis!) peruvianus genetics.
Collected two and a half thousand metres above sea level, these quality ‘Icaros DNA’ seeds will grow into truly incredible cacti, forming glaucous dark blue-green coloured columns up to six metres tall, with strong dark-red to dark-brown spines that grow somewhat longer than those of the closely-related pachanoi.
An attractive columnar cactus originating from Peru, Trichocereus peruvianus (sister to the famous ‘San Pedro’, or Trichocereus pachanoi, and ‘Bolivian Torch’, or Trichocereus bridgesii) is often confused with the related species Trichocereus cuzcoensis and Trichocereus macrogonus. However, we guarantee this listing is for a “true” type – you only have to check out the amazing mother plant in the photo to see that!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced this year