We are so excited to be able to offer to our customers these San Pedro and Peruvian Torch cuttings! These are absolutely top quality specimen, robust, healthy and vibrationally dense. 🙂
This listing is for Peruvian Torch cactus cuttings which are 12-14″ in length and 1-2lbs in weight. If you’d like an even heftier cactus check out our 2lb+ specimen listing! The reason you don’t see the spines is they are often clipped off prior to shipping to us (to make the shipping easier and safer for the cacti specimen), when replanted the new growth will surely have the characteristic spines of the legendary Peruvian Torch.
The price of these cuttings also cover Priority Speed shipping..! Don’t worry about paying extra for Priority speed if you have any cacti in your cart, we will upgrade you for free 🙂
These cuttings will root sufficiently and quickly if given care and a nice pot of cactus soil. The new growth will expand quickly once the roots take hold in the growing medium, you can get 12″ a year or more in ideal conditions. A cactus garden can easily become very massive if you are harvesting cuttings and re-rooting them in new pots…a single cactus cutting can become a whole forest of cacti in a few years if cared for correctly and are properly re-rooted.
Info about San Pedro and Peruvian Torch’s Traditional use:
Trichocereus Peruvianus (Echinopsis Peruviana), commonly referred to as Peruvian Torch is a Cactus native to the Andes Mountains through Ecuador and Peru.
These cacti are used as a blood detoxifier by natives as well as tool for spiritual guidance. There is much spiritual reverence for these plants by the native people who live among them.
The traditional ritual use for both of these cacti is similar and commonly involves ingestion in the form of an ‘infusion’ or tea, often overnight, and generally under the guidance of the elders or shaman.
A very good book describing the Shamanic practice of learning from sacred cacti and applyingtheir medicine properties is Wizard of the Four Winds: a Shamans Story by Douglas Sharon. It is very expensive online by specialty book sellers (may be affordabel if you look around), but it is a great read for those interested in the actual specifics of Peruvian San Pedro Shamanism.
**NOT FOR CONSUMPTION, PREPARATION, OR EXTRACTION! SOLD STRICTLY FOR AESTHETIC VALUE IN GARDENING**