We decided to adjust our San Pedro listing for purchase by Weight rather than simply for individual cuttings. The width of cacti vary much, so to order by ‘1 ft cutting’ as most San Pedro suppliers do leaves the customers benefit at the whim of the supplier. The Weight of a cactus is always a consistent measure of specimen size, so this seems more applicable and fair.
Our cuttings are all 8-24″ long. Depending on how much weigh you purchase we will supply either a single large cactus or several smaller ones to total the weight you ordered.
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’s Traditional use:
Trichocereus Pachanoi (Echinopsis Pachanoi), commonly referred to as San Pedro, is a Cactus native to the Andes Mountains through Ecuador and Peru. The traditional name for this cactus is Wachuma in the native tongue. San Pedro became the adapted term for this plant after the conquering of the Spanish and the imposition of Christian doctrine into the area. The ritual also significantly changed during this time…Before the imposition of Christianity Wachuma would be used during any time of the day, rituals happened at day or night. The modern practice which is most referenced in texts describes night ceremony, though the practice of working with this plant strictly at night became prevalent only after the Spanish conquered. This adaption served to hide the use and keep it secret so as to avoid persecution.
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.
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