San Pedro Cactus

Description
Botanical Name: 
Echinopsis pachanoi

native to the Andes Mountains. This a fast-growing columnar cactus used for traditional medicine and traditional veterinary medicine. It is widely grown as an ornamental cactus. Its stems are light to dark green and white flowers are produced at the end of the stem which bloom at night. There are black hairs along the length of the tube leading to the flower. Oblong dark green fruits are produced after fertilization. They average half a meter per year of new growth.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Cacti Succulents
Name: 
San Pedro cactus
Plant Type: 
Cacti Succulents
Flower: 
white 8" long with a diameter of 8"
Mature Size: 
10–20' tall
Water: 
low
Exposure:: 
light shade
Soil Type: 
fertile, free-draining soi
Planting Time: 
Spring / Summer