Peruvian Torch Cactus Seeds - Trichocereus Peruvianius / Echnopsis Peruviana
Peruvian Torch (Trichocereus Peruvianius / Echnopsis Peruviana)
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The Peruvian torch grows high in the Andean mountain deserts of Peru and Ecuador and is similar to the San Pedro cactus which is found in the same region.
Trichocereus peruvianus is a tall columnar cactus native to Peru. The plant is bluish-green in colour, with frosted stems, and 6-9 broadly rounded ribs. When mature it has large, fragrant nocturnal white flowers 20-25cm, which open for one night only.It can grow up to 3-6 meters tall, with stems up to 8-18 cm in diameter. Peruvian Torch has impressive spines that are in clusters of 6-8, of varying lengths that cover the epidermal nodes. It prefers a frost-free climate but can withstand short dry spells below freezing. Our Peruvian Torch Cacti mother plants are over 15 years old and are hand pollinated.
*See our cactus propagation page for seed sowing tips.