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San Pedro Cactus Overview
Trichocereus macrogonus var. pachanoi is a columnar cactus species from the Cactaceae family. It can be found growing naturally from Ecuador to Peru and is cultivated in a few other locations around the world. Sometimes known as Trichocereus pachanoi, Echinopsis pachanoi or San Pedro Cactus. This succulent perennial is fast-growing, popular in gardening as an ornamental cactus. It can also be grown in a pot as a houseplant. It likes bright sun and infrequent watering.
How to propagate San Pedro Cactus
Propagation is by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.
Special features of San Pedro Cactus
Other uses of San Pedro Cactus
Used by the Curanderos (traditional folk healers) since ancient times for healing and ritual purposes. Now a commonly grown ornamental cactus on the US West Coast.