Cactus, Peruvian Torch (Trichocereus peruvianus), packet of 20 seeds

(7 customer reviews)

$5.95

Family: Cactus (Cactaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, withstands light frost, but bring in for winter and do not water during winter dormancy

( Peruvian Torch Cactus ) Native to the Andes.  Zerophytic, spiny plants prefer full sun, perfectly draining soils and little water. Traditional usage:  sacrament. The flowers are magnificent, and the spines are fairly long although they are less dangerous than the kind that detach and go after you (like cholla).  Industrywide demand for this species makes it a reasonable economic venture to grow from seed and sell starts, or if not entrepreneurially inclined, to keep in pots in solarium or porch, waiting oh waiting for the flowers and the unmistakable perfume of their sex.  Cactus seed requires surface sowing and warm, humid conditions for germ. Most growers stretch plastic over the germination pot.  Standard potting soils for cactus contain at least 50% pumice or coarse, sharp sand.  Inoculate potting soil with soil taken from around other, established cacti.  This helps prevent molds (damping off) during critical germ phase.

20 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Benjamin Dark

    100% germination rate. Great seed stock!

    Benjamin Dark (verified owner)

    My first attempt was poor. I sprouted 3. Went back, sterilized my cactus soil, sterilized my containers, loaded them up and lightly tamped the seeds across the top. Misted water with 74 degree heating mat underneath for about 2 weeks and moved into a good window with indirect full light. Now for the long haul of being patient with them. 50 sprouted seeds!

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  2. Plant Sniffer

    Almost 100% germination rate

    Plant Sniffer (verified owner)

    They are still quite young, but these seeds are vigorous as heck. Used a soil blend recipe from EcoGrow from this site. Expect to harvest plant material in a few years but this is a great way to learn the plant. Thanks!
    https://www.joyusgarden.com/succulent-cactus-soil-mix/

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  3. SHERRY L HALVERSON

    Pt torch

    SHERRY L HALVERSON (verified owner)

    8 come up now and more
    Anybody growing some, put on a warm heat pad. Then cool at night is what I have been doing.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      That is indeed exciting! Thanks for the heads-up, new harvest seed in stock. Richo

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    • noah

      will seeds be available soon?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Noah,
      This is up in the air. Please click on waitlist.
      Richo

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    • Scott (verified owner)

      I had good germination, and am happy with the seed I bought. Unfortunately I must have damaged them when transplanting them. I look forward to learning more.

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  4. One person found this helpful
    codakine42

    Awesome!! Just as expected!!

    codakine42 (verified owner)

    Bought A pack of these after having 100% Germination Rates on the Bolivian Torch Seeds I got A few months prior.. As of right now all the seeds of the Peruvian Torch have germinated as well!! I’ll comment back in A few months when I can tell 100% that the Cacti are of the Trichocereus Variety.

    Thanks again!!

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    • One person found this helpful

      Sheila Anderson

      Any updates? Would love to know how you germinated them? I tried several cacti seed varieties and had no luck and I can grow anything!

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    • Jennifer (verified owner)

      Can you explain the seedling mix? Who sells a potting soil with “at least 50% pumice or coarse, sharp sand?” And if I am just getting started with this garden, where do I get innoculated potting soil to use from similar neighboring cacti? I don’t want to have seedlings succumb to mold from lacking them.
      Looking online I find bonsai soil but it’s not advertised.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Jennifer,
      My guess is you’ll soon get over these humps, they are not unsolveable problems. Use “chicken grit” mixed 50-50 with cactus mix. I have plenty of cacti on hand and will include some inoculated soil along with your seed or plant shipment–just ask. Please read my book “the medicinal herb grower” to get a really good feel for potting soil mixes, including how to make cactus mix. Watch out for online mixes that have additives.
      Richo

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    • Mel (verified owner)

      I have my seeds (thank you!) and I have a seed starting kit with heat pad, cactus mix, pumice and chicken grit. I have a sun room and also a plant light. Can you provide any advice on whether I best plant the seeds now or wait until spring? I read that planting them in the spring season is helpful.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi mel, since you’re growing in indoor conditions with a light (12 on 12 off), then the season outdoors makes no difference. You can plant them now. The fresher the better. richo

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