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Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)

Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)

Previously known as Trichocereus peruvianus. This cactus thrives at an altitude of 2000-3000 meters in it's natural habitat, the Andes in Peru and Ecuador. The Peruvian Torch grows at a high rate, contains the psychoactive compound mescaline and has green skin with a light blue glow. We sell different sizes - small, medium and large - all of which are perfect for home cultivation.

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Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana): Previously known as 'Trichocereus peruvianus'

The Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana) cactus can be found in the Andes in Peru and Ecuador. Its natural habitat are the mountain desert areas at an altitude of 2000-3000 meters above sea level. It is a fast-growing columnar species and contains the well researched psychoactive alkaloid mescaline as well as other alkaloids. The plant is bluish-green in color and grows with 6-9 broadly rounded ribs, reaching a height of 3-6 meters at a diameter of 8-18cm. The up to 4cm long spines in groups of 6-8 are located at the nodes, which are evenly spaced along the ribs with a spacing of up to 2.5cm.

Monks of the pre-Inca culture used this mescaline cactus to brew a concoction called "cimora", "achuma" or "huachuma" which was then used in their medicinal and ritual ceremonies - and that was 900 BC to 200 BC.


The chemical formula for mescaline is 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine, it is a very potent mind-altering substance and experimentee reported that it causes psychedelic effects and even hallucinations and visionary experiences including the deeply soothing feeling of being one with mother nature accompanied by euphoria. Just 0.3-0.4 gram of pure mescaline are sufficient to unbuckle your consciousness from reality, but that counts only for PURE mescaline and you will have to eat quite some amount of mescaline cactus to get there. But, first the grief, then the joy! The consumption of Echinopsis peruviana flesh will inevitably make you - eat backwards. The indigenous shamans say that this process is needed to cleanse the body from the last remnants of what ties your spirit to the body and that it should be seen as a positive experience. Plan ahead with this in mind; do not eat for at least 6 hours prior to the trip. This is the best method to limit the span of this first "positive" experience and it has two positive effects: You will be able to resist the nausea for a longer span and this results in better absorption of the psychoactive cocktail.

Cultivating the Peruvian Torch cactus

To grow your own Peruvian Torch clone simply place the cutting deep enough to stand on its own in special cactus soil with 25% washed sand and 35% perlite; soil for houseplants is not suited for cacti and their nutrient requirements. The soil should drain well and be able to hold enough of the moisture for at least a week without drying out. Rooting hormone is counter-productive! It can harm the tissue of the plant and open doors for bacterial or fungal rot. Let the cactus accommodate to its new home and develop a new root system on its own and DON'T water if for 2-3 weeks. Keep the freshly planted clone away from heat and direct sunlight, especially at noon, for at least 4 weeks. Once it has settled you can do it a big favor by emulating its natural habitat: 5 hours of direct sunlight, followed by several hours of indirect light. Since it is a desert plant, it does not need much water. When choosing the pot, make sure it has a punctured bottom to allow for good draining. Place the pot in a shallow tray and fill it with water, the tray, mind you. Water the soil every week in spring and autumn, but completely stop watering it in the winter time or at least limit it to only once every 2-3 weeks. In the summertime you can water the plant 3-5 times per week.

Name change: From Trichocereus to Echinopsis

Trichocereus peruvianus was the now outdated botanical name of the Peruvian Torch until a new classification for cacti came into effect and this cactus was placed in the cactus family called Echinopsis. The up-to-date correct name is Echinopsis peruviana.


    By on 08/Feb/2017 :

    Title : Meilleurs cactus du marché actuellement
    Comment : Le cactus a été livré de façon impeccable, il est en forme et de bonne couleur merci zamnesia

    By on 19/Dec/2016 :

    Title : Love it
    Comment : I've planted it seems happy so far :)

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    By on 27/Oct/2016 :

    Title : Looks great
    Comment : Cacti looks very healthy and I'm sure it will grow fast until ready to harvest. As usual - fast delivery and great customer service - highly recommended!

    By on 21/Aug/2016 :

    Title : peruvian tourch
    Comment : Very nice trip :)!!

    By on 24/Jul/2016 :

    Title : Qualität und Verpackung TOP:)
    Comment : Auf den ersten blick Schein alles super zu sein. Doch von seiner Wirkung muss ich mich erst noch überzeugen. Aber ich denke , dass wenn er so gut wirkt, wie er aussieht, brauch ich mir da keine Sorgen zu machen . Großes Danke noch an den Support, der mir sehr freundlich entgegen gekommen ist als es zu kurzen Komplikationen kam. :)

    By on 23/Jun/2016 :

    Title : Excellent Customer Oriented Service
    Comment : I received a cactus with some black spots on top, when I addressed it to Zamnesia I immediately got another one sent to my house free of charge. The communication with the customer support team goes fast and professionally. Highly recommended to order from this site. The cactus is planted now and I am looking forward to watch it grow. Thanks Zamnesia!

    By on 20/Apr/2016 :

    Title : Satisfaction !
    Comment : Bonjour ! J'ai commandé une torche de 10cm en octobre 2014, je l'ai laissé pousser dans un sol non-adapté jusqu'en mars 2016 où je l'ai sacrifié. Il n'avais créé que quelques petites radicelles de 4-5cm de long et n'avais pas grandit dutout. (le terreau spécial cactus est recommandé, j'en utilisarai donc lors de ma prochaine tentative) Après avoir découpé ce cactus au jus gluant j'ai fait infuser dans de l'eau les épines qui était encore relés grâce à un petit bout de peau, j'ai obtenu une boisson savoureuse à l'effet fortement énergisant et spirituel. Le reste du cactus à été ingéré progressivement en faibles dosages (microdosing) pour son effet Physico et psychostimulant, qui peu booster pendant 3 à 4 heures puis disparaitre doucement. Je suis totalement satisfait de ce produit et le recommande aux psychonautes expériementés (les débutants devrais éviter les fortes doses, cela reste un conseil, faite ce que bon vous semble) Merci Zamnesia !

    By on 23/Feb/2016 :

    Title : Very good. :)
    Comment : I order one S size torch and received it in a very good package. (Just beware of the thorns, I did not see they were so thin, that makes them even more "dangerous".) There were two little notches on the cactus when I received it but I don't think that's serious. I planted it on a mix of special loam (2/3) and demineralized sand (1/3), just deep enough to let it be stable in its ground. This is the winter, which matches the overwintering for these cacti, so I didn't put any water nor in the loam before planting the catus, nor after doing it. Only the loam & the sand were a little wet, so I just let it like that. It's supposed to make roots so I don't touch it, just check it's always stable (I thing because of its weight, it bends a little sometimes), reajust the loam around the bottom of the cactus ad don't put water in it !

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