Peruvian Torch

Discussion in 'Peyote & San Pedro' started by wednesday, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. wednesday

    wednesday Newbie

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    Feb 10, 2004
    from U.S.A.
    "You'll find I've sent along few viable Trichocereus
    Peruvianus seeds; these will grow into what's commonly
    known as "Peruvian Torch" cacti. They are totally
    legal to grow/own, and can grow up to a foot per year.
    A 6" chunk of this cacti contains enough mescaline
    for a 14 hour journey that many people find very

    this is take from a message i recieved after ordering from a site ( and i have no idea what this stuff is or how to grow it or what im supposed to do with it

    any help would be appreciated


  2. OneDiaDem

    OneDiaDem Nefelibata Platinum Member

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    Feb 11, 2004
    from U.K.
    Similar to San pedro. Grown the same. I have a nice one. Easy cactus to grow. Start the seeds in a tray with damp sand that has been put in a ziplock baggie, then microwaved for 5 minuites and allowed to cool. Sprinkle the seeds on top of the moist sand, and close the ziplock. Put it in a warm sunny location, and give them fresh air everyday. They should sprout within two weeks. Keep them moist, not wet until they are about 3 months old, then transplant into little pots. Make sure they arent in direct sunlight or they will burn. Here is a picture I got off ebay.</font>[​IMG]
  3. xxgaretjaxx

    xxgaretjaxx Newbie

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    Nov 14, 2004
    I grow a lot of cacti as a hobby. I have over 2500 cacti current
    growing. My cacti range in age from 3 months to over 20 years
    old. While Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus peruvianus do
    not make up a large part of my collection and I don't have the most
    experience growing them, I would not recommend germinating the
    seeds in pure sand. I would personally growing them in an medium
    containing equal parts of loam, sand, and perlite. I would also
    add a fungicide and a systemic insecticide to the soil mixture. I
    would fill the seed tray with the soil mixture, sprinkle the seeds on
    top, then lightly cover the seeds with more of the soil mixture.
    I would either water the seed tray by placing it in a tray of water
    until the soil is moist or using a spray bottle to water them.
    The reason for this is to minimize the chance of disturbing the
    seeds. Then as OneDiaDem said, place the seed tray in a ziplock
    bag or cover it with a piece of glass and place the seed tray in a warm
    spot with out direct sunlight. Once the seeds have germinated,
    remove the seed tray from the ziplock bag or remove the piece of
    glass. In my experience, you can leave the seedlings in the same
    tray for almost a year before you have to transplant them into separate