San Pedro at Lowes?

Discussion in 'Peyote & San Pedro' started by BlackEyed, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. BlackEyed

    BlackEyed Newbie

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    Has anybody ever seen a san pedro catus at lowes i know they have a lot
    of plants and cactus', I have heard that alot of nursureies carry
    san pedros becasue tehy are the fasting growing cactus.
     
  2. BrugmansiaBrujo

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    I have seen Trichocereus Pachanoi, and Trichocereus Peruvianus at both
    Lowes and Home Depot, on occasion. WallMart garden shops too.



    Ones chances of finding them in a place like that are better in the
    sunbelt states or the desert southwest, than up north. This
    because these businesses tend to give money back guarantees for a year
    on their plants. They target their markets, as far as which
    plants they stock in which areas. If a plant will not grow well
    outdoors in the area the store is located, they are less likely
    to stock it in that particular store, in order to avoid having to honor
    the money back guarantee.



    One never knows what chemicals or fungicides the commercial nurseries that provide the plants to these places use.



    I would not recommend using a cactus bought in this way as a food source, at least not immediately after purchase.



    Best bet is to let it grow bigger for a year or two. Some of the
    chemicals used by nurseries are systemic, they stay in the plant tissue
    for quite a while. You have a fairly good chance they will be
    gone/dissipated after a year or two of your taking care of the plants
    organically. And also after that 1-2 year penalty period, you
    will have a whole lot more food there than you originally bought[​IMG]


    Edited by: BrugmansiaBrujo
     
  3. BlackEyed

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    Thanks
     
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    xxgaretjaxx Newbie

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    I also recommend that you are 100% sure that the cactus you are buying
    is Trichocereus Pachanoi or Trichocereus Peruvianus. There are
    many cacti that look similar to both of these, especially San Pedro.
     
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