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Trichocereus peruvianus seeds

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Trichocereus peruvianus (peruvian torch) cactus seeds.
Fresh seeds with excellent germination rates.
A large columnular cactus that can grow up to 12" per year given the right conditions.

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Peruvian Torch cactus (Trichocereus peruvianus), is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the western slopes of the Andes in Peru, between about 2,000–3,000 m above sea level. It contains the psychoactive alkaloid mescaline as well as other alkaloids.The Peruvian Torch (trichocereus peruvianus) grows high in the Andean mountain deserts of Peru and Ecuador and is similar to the San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) which is found in the same region. The human use of the cactus dates back thousands of years to the northern coast of Peru and the monks of a pre-Inca culture known as Chavín from 900 BC. They prepared a brew called "achuma", which was used during ritualistic ceremonies to diagnose the spiritual links to a patient's illness.Instructions for growing cactus from seed. ●mix 3 parts of commercial potting compost with 1 part of grit (not sand) and 1 part of perlite. ●level down into pots or a seed tray. ●soak the compost with water. ●sprinkle the seeds evenly over the compost. Do not cover them with soil, they need light to germinate. ●cover with a propagator lid or sheet of glass or cling-film. ●place in non-direct sunlight at 70˚-80˚. ●keep the compost moist, but not wet, by gently spraying with water when needed. ●seeds should germinate within 2 weeks. ●watch out for damping off fungus and spray with fungicide immediately. ●keep the seedlings in indirect sunlight for about 6 months, then slowly let them have more light. They will have a lush green colour if the light levels are right. If the epidermis turns red it means they are getting too much light, so shade with an appropriate material. Muslin and thin white sheeting works well. ●be in no hurry to re-pot them. Wait until they are fighting for room. We also stock seed grown plants and other cuttings of Peruvian torch (trichocereus peruvianus).

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