Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)


The "monstrose" version of the Bolivian Torch (Echinopsis lageniformis) is a special cactus, also called the "Penis Plant". "Monstrose" signifies that this is a mutated form of the original cactus, in this instance the Bolivian Torch. A mutant cactus grows into an abnormal shape and therefore can take on a divergent form compared to cacti of the same species.

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Bolivian Torch "Monstrose" Cuttings — Clone A & Clone B

Humans have prized psychedelic cacti as ritualistic sacraments into antiquity. Modern psychonauts also covet the spiked vegetation for their entheogenic properties. San Pedro and Peruvian torch are the better-known varieties, but Bolivian torch is another species rich in the active constituent mescaline (that’s 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine for the chemistry nerds).


Known by the Latin binomial Echinopsis lageniformis (formerly Trichocereus bridgesii), Bolivian torch is a fast-growing species native to the high deserts of Bolivia. The plant contains several psychoactive chemicals, including the serotonergic alkaloid mescaline. Dried samples have revealed mescaline levels of 0.56%. However, some strains have exhibited significantly higher quantities.

Bolivian torch typically exhibits columnar growth in nature. Cactus cultivators and collectors have domesticated the species and developed numerous cultivars, such as Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose (TBM). Botanists throw the term “monstrose” into a name to imply an abnormal or distorted shape. Two cuttings of this cultivar—Clone A and Clone B—are popularly cultivated varieties.

Both of these clones bears the nickname “penis plant”, and the ever so subtle title of “the pornographic cactus”. Cultivators assigned these designations to the species for its uncanny resemblance to certain parts of the human body. We’re not kidding. Some specimens even have an apparent urinary meatus (that hole in the end).

Zamnesia offers cuttings from Clone A and Clone B specimens.


Our Clone A cuttings are 25–30cm in length. This cultivar grows in a clustered formation and peaks at the height of 40cm. The stem is greyish-green and smooth, with areoles (bump-like “branches”) and spines mostly located near the base. The needles are light brown in appearance and grow to 7cm in length.

Clone A buds emerge uniquely. Cactus buds typically arise through the areoles. In this case, however, they appear through the skin.

Much like Echinopsis lageniformis, Clone A is straightforward to grow. This hardy cultivar laughs in the face of temps as low as -12°C. Cuttings thrive in fertile soil with good drainage. Unlike most cacti, Clone A has a high demand for water. Keep an eye on her to prevent her from drying out. Fertilise your cactus monthly to satisfy her nutritional needs.

Outdoor plants do best in full sun, but make sure to relocate them to shade during severe heat waves. Indoor plants require occasional direct sunlight and do well on windowsills. This cultivar requires a dormancy period over winter to rest and recuperate. Cease watering and feeding during this period.


Clone B is more deserving of the title “penis plant”. This larger, thicker, and relatively spineless cultivar ascends to 60cm in height. Our Clone B cuttings are roughly 7–12cm in length but may vary more in size due to the abnormal shape of the plant. However, they’ll be significant enough to cultivate.

Bolivian Torch Monstrose Clone B
Note: the cactus depicted is an example; the appearance of clones may vary

Clone B cuttings also grow in a cluster formation. This cultivar grows at a slow pace, but enthusiasts value it for its unusual—and hilarious—shape. The upper part of the stem is smooth, spineless, and without areoles. The lower portions form ribs and house few spines.

This cultivar is equally resilient as Clone A. It has a similar requirement for water and nutrients, and needs to lay dormant over winter. Outdoor plants do well in full sun, but won’t tolerate intensely hot summers. Place indoor plants in a sunroom/conservatory or on a windowsill for access to occasional sunlight.

Both Clone A and Clone B are reported to have similar mescaline content to that found in Echinopsis lageniformis.

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    Very nice cutting!
    I’m very happy with my cactus cutting! It started growing just after a month in the ground. And is looking great! Just like the other cuttings i had bought previously. Thanks!


    1 month and still not rooting
    Has been 1 month with no sign of rooting, my other cactus cutting from zamnesia rooted 2 weeks ago but the penis clone A is not doing anything at the moment. It is a decent sized cutting though and looked decently healthy, so if you're not planning on rooting it, it is still a good product.


    commandé les deux types, reçu 2 bouture magnifique et généreuses en taille, packaging et livraison soignée. reste plus que les bouture s'enracine bien !


    come da foto
    arrivata in ottime condizioni


    c pas pour rien que est surnome penis plat
    j ai prepare un the avec ca et un catus san pedro . je me suis rate un peu sur le the a cause du manque de la mijoteuse. le trip n était que a la moitie mais j ai été en erection toute la nuit BRAVO ZAMNESIA , vous fait un travail excellent


    Netjes verpakt en toegekomen.
    Na men bestelling bleek een product uitverkocht, na 1 mail van henzelf hebben ze de bestelling veranderd naar deze ,met dezelfde prijs. Top klantenservice. Zeer tevreden.


    Beautiful Specimen
    Came in perfect condition, ready to root.


    Bien reçus et apparement sain
    Je l’ai rempoter apparement il s’y plaît ..... encore merci zamnesia pour la qualité


    Be prepared to enter the abyss
    Background: Height 1.81m, weight 78-80kg at present, Preparation, follow this and you can't go wrong... 2 X type A (large cuttings) arrived very healthy and green/turquoise, cut into slices, freeze overnight, then thaw out, remove skin from them, cut out the circle in the middle of each slice, cut all slices into chunks, blend with 3 litres water, I added one full bottle of lemon juice to the mixture, bring to a SUB BOIL eg don't let it bubble, the goo will dissipate, cook for a few hours until the liquid becomes around 1.5 litres constantly stirring and don't let it bubble, strained through a t-shirt then filtered through a funnel with cotton balls in (I was skeptical this might remove the mescaline but it certainly did not and makes the sediment much less and easier to drink) finally boil down to 1 litre and then you're done The experience... Well words cannot quantify what I felt, every bit as immersive an experience as Ayahuasca, this stuff is not to be taken lightly, certainly worth the effort, a word of advice is to wait until the effects start becoming pronounced and then slope off to bed and then the fun begins! It was like I had slipped into another dimension and was communicating with a sentient intelligence that offered me the divinity and wisdom of the universe, only in an unexplainable form of communication that the human brain simply isn't able to format properly, I could understand the universe in its entirety, I would advise against thinking this is a party drug that you will be able to socialise on, if you want the true magic this has to offer, one large cutting per person prepared as I said above and go to bed on it, visuals are so unimportant compared to the VISIONS Have fun guys and respect the magic


    Awesome penis
    Very healthy and firm penis. Didn't go soft, still up as we speak. It looks amazing and delicious, and has a few warts. Waiting for warts to grow into full sized penisses before I attempt to eat one.

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Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)
Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant)