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.

Bolivian Torch 'Monstrose' (Penis Plant) data sheet
Cactus Bolivian Torch

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    Durfte in meiner Sammlung einfach nicht fehlen :D
    Wie immer top Qualität und sieht einfach richtig genial aus! Ich liebe ihn! :D

    L. V.

    Très bien
    La bouture est arrivée en bon état. Et surtout elle était d'une dimension supérieure à la description. Je recommande

    D. G.

    Todo perfecto! El cactus llegó en perfectas condiciones, recomendable 100℅

    J. S.

    Fantastic product
    Looks great among my collection. Zamnesia has the best cacti

    C. H.

    Klon A - super Kaktus
    Der Kaktus entspricht - bemerkenswerter Weise - genau der Beschreibung auf der Seite. Er sieht einem männlichen Geschlechtsteil -bis auf die Farbe - wirklich sehr ähnlich (Shiva Lingam). Der Kaktus ist nach sehr kurzer Kieferzeit in perfektem Zustand bei mir eingetroffen. Einfach mit Wurzelaktivator in das entsprechende Substrat eintopfen und warten bis er Wurzeln bildet. Mein abschliessendes Resume lautet: Meine Erwartungen wurden in jeder Hinsicht deutlich übertroffen. Ein Kauf, der mir auch im Nachgang sehr viel Freude bereitet. Absolute Kaufempfehlung.

    T. S.

    Clone à

    H. A.

    Livrée rapidement, la bouture et saine, de bonne taille, légèrement sèche, donc parfaite pour la transplantation. en trois semaine dans un sol adapté les première racines sont apparu! avec un arrosage régulier à mi- ombre elle devrai bien ce développer. Super ajout à ma collection, j'aurai eu surement des difficultés à en obtenir une de ce type par semis.

    G. G.

    Questa talea è arrivata in ottime condizioni, ho aspettato un po per scrivere la recensione per verificare se non vi fossero marciumi o altro.

    A. P.

    Great service
    Arrived immaculate & very well packaged with love & care

    T. B.

    Wächst gut!
    Bekommen habe ich den Steckling letztes Jahr. Ich habe ihn in Vogelsand gesetzt damit er Wurzeln ausbildet. Nach knapp 2 Monaten hatte der Steckling ausreichend Wurzeln und ich habe ihn in Kakteenerde gesetzt. Er steht seit dem immer draußen. Dieses Jahr ist der Kaktus etwa 10cm gewachsen!

    K. S.

    Torche pénis
    Arrivée en très bon état. Facile à planter, elle est du plus bel effet dans ma collection de cactus rares.

    D. H.

    Clone A
    Flawless cut and it rooted within a couple of weeks so very quick for a larger Tricho cut in the UK. Would highly recommend this product

    M. G.

    the numbers 1
    I received the damaged product, the package had a blow and also the cactus inside it, I wrote to zamnesia and in two days they sent me a new one, not charging me anything, not even the shipping, they could finally refuse the fault was the courier , by now I have placed over 10 orders and they have always gone well, 10 out of 10 service and great products, fully satisfied, thank you zamnesia

    A. M.

    Clone A
    This plant was flawless, the team at Zamnesia are really helpful. I get all my plants from them.

    A. P.

    Bonito cactus
    Llegada perfecto, después de unas semanas ya está asentado en su tierra y pronto empezará a crecer. El tipo B, aparentemente sin espinas, tiene bastantes en la zona baja. Hay que tener cuidado para manejarlo.

    V. V.

    Full of rot spots
    Arrived with black spots all over. I wouldn't have bought it, if I had known it would be in this condition. I contacted customer support, but they would not send a replacement since it wasn't a dead cactus (just a really ugly one).

    J. L.

    Thank you!
    Great cactus! All arrived on time and in great shape. Thank you zamnesia!

    M. Z.

    Echt nice
    Ich habe bis jetzt 3x Meskalin genommen und es war jedes Mal ein richtig fetter Flug. Nach 10 - max12h kommt der richtige Trip und der echte Flug in andere Welten. Die Zubereitung ist etwas mühsam und zieht sich je nach dem, aber es ist jeden Tag wert den man warten muss. Schön verpackt und schnell geliefert. Auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen für Leute, die die Psychonautik weiter erforschen wollen 🤙

    M. A.

    Arrived in perfect condition, very healthy looking. I'm sure it'll root well.

    S. M.

    Cactus monstrueusement...en forme!!
    Très beau cactus rare!! Bon un peu cher c'est vrai mais en pleine santé!! Planté direct et qui s'ajoute à ma collection de Peyolts et d'autres variétés de San Pédro et de torches. Dommage qui vous vendiez pas de Salvia vivante! J'en ais acheté une ailleurs du coup!! Je viens de commander 3 autres Peyolts, histoire de voir quelle gueule ils ont les votres comparé aux autres sites du même genre! Je donnerai un commentaire pour chaque produit acheté et sans complaisance! Pour l'instant que des bon produits, que des plantes saines!! MERCI

    E. R.

    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!

    T. H.

    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.

    S. S.

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

    D. R.

    come da foto
    arrivata in ottime condizioni

    R. N.

    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

    F. M.

    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.

    S. V.

    Beautiful Specimen
    Came in perfect condition, ready to root.

    M. E.

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

    G. I.

    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

    J. S.

    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.

    S. K.

    Way to beautiful!

    J. M.

    Best bang for your buck
    Definitely the best choice for mescaline cacti. Consistent strength, easy to dose and the lack of spines on this one just makes prep a lot easier

    M. G.

    Healthy penis
    The cactus arrived very quick as with all my previous orders from Zamnesia. The cutting was healthy and started to root about a week after being put in soil. I can not speak about it's potency. Maybe in a future review.

    S. S.

    Nice cactus
    Beautiful monstrose cactus arrived in good shape. Rooted quite quickly.

    P. B.

    Nice cut
    Hello, beautiful plant,good health. Quick delivery. I am very happy with it. Zamnesia, Where are they coming from?

    Y. L.

    Very healthy and beautifull cutting!!!
    Very healthy and adorable cutting, it is the same with the picture and more beautiful ,amazing colors the skin of the cacti, very hard cutting, all the cacti that I have bought from Zamnesia have excellent condition!!!

    G. D.

    Schöner Kaktus
    Es ist wie jedes Mal eine sehr gute Qualität, gesund, kräftig und schön. Hoffe dass er noch gut anwurzelt und prächtig gedeiht...Danke Zamnesia!

    P. T.

    Top of the top
    As usual with Zamnesia, a great product ! I recommend them for sure.

    P. L.

    Very nice
    Blended and almost boiled, 2.5 hours. I felt very high, really, but the visuals were weak. Maybe a higher dosage could do the trick. I saved a very small part at the top, let it dry and put it on dirt. Be patience, it takes a while to take root, but it eventually does!! Will surely try again

    F. G.

    Comentar pedido
    Muy contento Bobere a repetir Gracias un saludo

    A. C.

    Zum endemischen Kaktus aus dem Land, in welchem Che Guevara erschossen wurde
    Als ich ihn erhielt, war ich von seiner Größe und von seiner glatten Oberfläche wahrlich beeindruckt. An manchen Stellenen weist er leider kleine braune Punkte auf, welche ich noch nicht adäquat zu interpretieren weiß; was ich jedoch weiß ist, dass solch eine Rarität nur in die beste Kakteenerde platziert werden sollte. Ich kann die Cactea-Erde von Compo nur jedem Empfehelen! Rasta says so.

    V. D.

    Gerne wieder !!
    Super schneller Versand und vorallem unkompliziert. Entspricht dem Bild ist kräftig und hübsch anzusehen :-)

    M. W.

    Le petit dernier qui me manquer a ma série , il est vraiment très beau , beaucoup de gens me dise c'est un cactus pour les Gay du a sa forme génétiquement modifié . sinon pour moi parfait I love Zamnesia

    G. R.

    Et un de plus pour ma collection
    J'ai été surprise par la taille de la bouture que j'ai reçu (25 cm de longueur, cinq cm de diamètre, très bon rapport qualité/prix pour un cactus difficile à trouver). C'est un très beau spécimen que cette variation de torche bolivienne : la couleur d'un vert bleuté est tout à fait fascinante, et l'absence d'épine rend la plante difficile à reconnaître pour les non amateurs... La coupe était propre et correctement séchée ; les premières racines viennent de sortir. Concernant la qualité du psychotrope qu'il contient, je ne saurais me prononcer : je ne l'ai pas acheté pour le consommer. Je pense par contre que l'absence d'aiguille doit faciliter son absorption : pas besoin de l'éplucher, et sachant que la mescaline se concentre dans le vert en surface de la plante il doit être plus facile à doser que la torche non mutée génétiquement. Pour mon premier achat sur ce site, je suis plutôt contente, merci à toute l'équipe !

    E. D.
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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)