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San Pedro

San Pedro

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-15 feet
Spread: 2-6 feet
Flower Color: white or light pink
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The San Pedro Cactus, scientifically known as Echinopsis pachanoi (formerly Trichocereus pachanoi), is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountains in South America. It's widely known for its traditional use in Andean medicine and shamanic practices.

In its natural habitat, the San Pedro Cactus can grow to impressive heights, typically between 6 to 15 feet, but it has the potential to grow even taller. It features light to dark green stems that are cylindrical and ribbed. The cactus grows multiple stems from the base and the top, giving it a bushy appearance.

The San Pedro Cactus is particularly noted for its large, fragrant flowers that bloom at night. The blooms are white or light pink, often several inches in diameter, and open after dusk, closing by the next midday. These nocturnal flowers are pollinated by moths and bats.

This cactus thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It's relatively drought-tolerant but responds well to occasional watering during the growing season. San Pedro is also more cold-tolerant than many other cactus species, though it should be protected from frost.

In landscaping, the San Pedro Cactus is often used as an ornamental plant due to its impressive growth and striking flowers. It's suitable for xeriscaping, cactus gardens, and as a statement piece in large containers. Its fast growth rate and ease of care make it a popular choice for cactus enthusiasts.

Overall, the San Pedro Cactus is a fascinating and low-maintenance plant, ideal for adding height and architectural interest to a garden. Its traditional uses, fast growth, and beautiful night-blooming flowers make it a valuable addition to any collection of succulents and cacti.

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