Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)

(71)

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.

£7,51 tax incl.
Out of stock
Notify when back in stock:
You will be notified as soon as the product returns to stock

Size: Small (10-11 cm) £7.51
  • Size: Large (50-60 cm) £39.73
  • Size: Medium (25-30 cm) £22.08
  • Size: Small (10-11 cm) £7.51
 
- +
 
List of all product combinations:
Size: Small (10-11 cm) £7.51 Out of stock
Size: Medium (25-30 cm) £22.08 Out of stock
Size: Large (50-60 cm) £39.73 Out of stock
Discreet Shipping
Discreet
Shipping
Fast Delivery
Fast
Delivery
Secure Payment
Secure
Payment
Track & Trace
Track
&
Trace
  • More info
  • Reviews (71)
  • Questions (0)
  • Restrictions
  • Video (0)
More info

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.

Mescaline

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.

How To Dose Mescaline Cacti Properly

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.

Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana) data sheet
Cactus Peruvian Torch

More information related to this product:

Reviews (71)
    (71)
    28/Sep/2022

    PERUANISCHER STANGENKAKTUS
    sehr schnelle Lieferung, sehr gut verpackt, sehr schöner Steckling, sehr empfehlenswert!!!

    24/Aug/2022

    Ottima pianta
    Il trasporto è stato veloce e la pianta è arrivata in perfette condizioni. Ho dovuto dedurre quali erano i vari cactus comprati perché non c'erano dei cartellini per distinguerli.

    02/Aug/2022

    Good product
    The first ones didn’t arrive but they replaced them Immediately and I’ve potted all three up let’s hope they root

    24/Jul/2022

    Buen producto
    Llegó en perfectas condiciones y de momento va genial!

    02/Jun/2022

    Torcia Peruviana
    La pianta è arrivata perfettamente impacchettata e senza nessun problema.

    27/Nov/2021

    Torcia peruviana
    Ottimo, si è anche riprodotta

    30/Sep/2021

    Andy
    Superbe, je recommande. Produit de qualité. Parfait

    21/Jul/2021

    Gutes Produkt und sehr guter Customer Support
    Durch Zustellungsprobleme wurde meine Lieferung ärgerlicherweise automatisch retourniert. Der Customer Support hat hier jedoch durch sehr gute und freundliche Unterstützung geholfen. Die Kakteen kamen dann auch gut verpackt in einem tadellosen Zustand an. Hier gerne wieder.

    17/Jul/2021

    Good
    Growing very fast, doing good

    16/Jul/2021

    Torche Péruvienne
    Le cactus est arrivé assez rapidement et soigneusement emballé. La bouture était prête à être repiquée. Je l'ai rempotée il y a 1 mois. A suivre...

    You cannot post a review because you have not purchased this product
Questions (0)

No customer questions for the moment.

Ask a question
Hide form
Restrictions

Please note that if your country is not on our general shipping list, we’re unable to ship any item on our website to it. For more information check out the list here: Ordering & Shipping

Video (0)
There are no videos for this product yet.
Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)
Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)
Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)
Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)
Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)
Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana)