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