View Full Version : Trichocereus pachanoi

12-14-2007, 08:41 PM
Here is my little T. pachanoi that I picked up at Home Depot a little while back. San Pedro is the fastes growing cacti reaching upwards of 18inches a year. It's just my little house plant basically. I don't give it any special treatment just let it chill in front of the window so not ecatly the best grower you have ever seen. In full sun that lighter green that you see should turn a very dark coloration. I just wanted to toss up a quick pic for those that did not know what it looked like. Peace

12-14-2007, 08:47 PM
its actually pretty common, anytime you see a cacti if has six sides, its san pedro....cool post schroooom

12-20-2007, 09:07 AM
You know what guys. I was actually looking around at some stuff and came to the realization that what I am showing is not Trichocereus. I think it a Cereus. Sorry it's been a few years out of practice. LOL
I am going to go buy a real T. Pachanoi to show you all the difference and point out some common mis identification. THe differences should have been obviouse to me, but I have'nt grown Trichocereus in probably 8 years, so common mistake. Peace

sog army
12-20-2007, 06:10 PM
http://www.fullmeltbubble.com/gallery/files/1/0/3/cactus.jpgHere is a homey depot cactus i scored in the summer time where i live.. I always kinda thought it was a special cactus... What variety is this?

Thanks alot


12-20-2007, 08:02 PM
IT looks like the blue mytrle Myrtillocactus geometrizans

sog army
12-20-2007, 09:14 PM
its def more columnar than that kind of cactus..

12-21-2007, 12:08 AM
here is a pic of Myrtillocactus geometrizans, not my pic but borrowed it off of another web site. Tere are lots of pics of Trichocereus pacahnoi on the internet. THe reason I am saying what you are showing is not pachanoi is because along the ridge there are dips between the arelos. Pachanoi doesn't have those little dips. Also the arelos are positioned slightly upward with pachanoi and generally the top is slightly more narrow than the stock below, kinda egg shaped if you will. Now I looked at more pics of Mrtillocactus and your spines don't match. How many spines does yours have per aelo?

sog army
12-21-2007, 05:47 PM
u were right schroomy.. that last pic is a spitting image of my cactus :) thanks for the ID ..

Also, any ideas on where i could get some pedro, locally? to grow around the house?

12-21-2007, 08:29 PM
a lot of places that carry cactus will have pedro's

been found at lowes, home depot.. etc

03-23-2008, 06:23 PM
Echinopsis Pachanoi
Common Name(s): San Pedro Cactus
Synonym(s): Trichocereus Pachanoi





Paz y mas...

rainha Ginga
04-07-2008, 05:28 PM
nice garden oaxacaspice

My San Pedro


04-07-2008, 05:33 PM
damn those are some impressive shots oaxacaspice, I have never seen such beautiful san pedro's. I have a buddy who had a couple grow up around the 9 foot range, but recently in a storm they were broken . sad times.

anyway great shots guys love to see the cactus..

Bubble man

sog army
04-07-2008, 07:00 PM
you guys just made me realize that one of my neighbors growing up had huge perdros in the front yard as decoration.. They were bikers .....Then one day they disappeared. wonder what happened to them .....????

funny shit to realize that u walked by huge ass pedros every day and just ignored them...

Green Supreme
05-24-2008, 09:14 PM
Like Xmas today. I scored this beauty in the mail. Although I have grown large succulents before this is the biggest cactus I have owned. A big thank you to the person who donated her to me. Peace GS

ps. a trochocereus of a different sort

here now be
07-17-2009, 08:31 PM
looks like a t. peruvianus

01-08-2012, 05:18 AM
It May be a peruvianus, but maybee not even a trichocereus...hard to tell.
and i would venture that the rainha ginga has trichocereus bridgesii...more potent than pachanoi, for sure. and because of aditional tetraisoquinolines and monoamineoxidase inhibitors(THIQ and MAOI, respectively) i feel its more potent, gram for gram, than peruvianus.
if i can post them, ill show the ones we had before moving north.

01-08-2012, 06:28 AM
Oh man, a few months back on the side of the road we found a 9 or 10 foot San pedro but it was all rotten and somewhat dried out... Sad day.

01-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Remember that spot, brother.
When they fall over, they often root(although it takes a few years like that sometimes) and THEN they pup from the end(s), sometimes in several places.
It is a technique known as using logs, I think.
One friend planted several 6" cuttings of bridgesii, sideways in the ground. In almost 3 years, his yield was way more than if he would have planted the 3' cacti.(close to 10' yield, he said. I believe, as I've seen the results with mine own eyes). And each of the places he cut, there will be one to three(or more) pups from there.
Anyways, that spot could produce many pups if there is some not ROTTEN. If any is good, it may root. Good luck.

01-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Logs root, too
This is a nice log found in the weeds with a healthy branch growing up. The main length was cut, the end allowed to heal. The shortened specimen has now rooted and is being repotted into a 50/50 Perlite & soil mix.

Will make an interesting potted specimen. http://www.sacredcactus.com/Cactus_600PX/log_Roots300.jpg (http://www.sacredcactus.com/index.htm)

This came from http://www.sacredcactus.com/index9.htm

01-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Damn, Thanks Al-k-mist! I had no idea, I'm gonna have to go back and check it now when I get the chance, if there's any not rotten I might just have to bring some back to the house...