Bolivian Torch (Echinopsis lageniformis)


Formerly known as Trichocereus bridgesii. This cactus is naturally found in the Bolivian mountains. The natives of Bolivia call this cactus Achuma or Wachuma. We have several sizes of cuttings of the Bolivian Torch in stock.

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Bolivian Torch (Echinopsis lageniformis): Previously known as 'Trichocereus bridgesii'

The Bolivian Torch cactus (Echinopsis lageniformis) is a lesser known light green and fast-growing columnar mescaline cactus that originates from Bolivia where it has been used by the indigenous shamans for centuries, particularly in the region in and around La Paz. This cactus usually has 4-8 ribs and can reach an impressive height of 2-5 meters and the mature plant is dotted with nodes of up to four spines with a length of up to 6-7cm, wherein the node-margin is about 2.5-3cm. The natives of Bolivia call this cactus Achuma.


The Bolivian Torch cactus contains the well researched alkaloid mescaline, a psychoactive substance that induces strong psychedelic and hallucinative effects. Oh, by the way, for those interested in chemistry - the chemical formula for mescaline is 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine. The consumption of flesh of this cactus causes strong visual effects, an altered point of view and perception of the surrounding world, feelings of enchantment by and/or connectivity to all creatures of mother nature and even the whole planet as a giant organism. It takes only 0.3-0.4 gram of pure mescaline to unhitch from reality, so be careful with the dosage. And, you have to be aware that the consumption of plant material of mescaline-producing cacti will cause - frankly said - a vomiting fit. But that is a temporary effect and should, at least that is what the indigenous users say, be seen as a cleansing from all the remnants that could otherwise have influence on the trip, you get rid of the past and are about to head out to a new life. To limit the damage to your feel, we recommend to refrain from any food consumption for at least 6 hours before the planed mescaline trip. With this precautionary measure taken, you make sure the buttons you swallow will stay in your stomach for longer, hence you will be able to absorb more of the active substances before your tummy inevitably turns upside down.

Cultivating the Bolivian Torch cactus

In order to provide the best cuttings, we only offer those exclusively derived from healthy and strong cacti. These cuttings facilitate the home cultivation of your own Bolivian Torch cactus and they only need to be placed in special cactus soil to develop a new and healthy root system and to pick up growth, as if it had never been cut off. Standard soil for houseplants is not suited for cacti, because cacti have totally different nutrient needs than a Ficus benjamina for example.

Be careful when watering your cactus, remember, it is a desert plant and what it really dislikes is a real shower - the best way to water it, is by letting it absorb exactly what it needs. This can easily be achieved by planting the cutting in a pot with a punctured bottom. Place this pot in a shallow tray and fill the tray with water. The dry soil will absorb just enough water to be saturated with moisture and the roots of the cactus will strive to reach down to this moisture. In spring and autumn it is sufficient to water the cactus once a week. In the winter time 2-3 weeks between waterings is OK, but in the summer time it can require 3-5 waterings a week.

Place your cutting in a shady spot for the first four weeks to allow for the cactus to develop a new root system and to accommodate to its new environment. There is no need to water the cutting in the first 2-3 weeks.

Name change: From Trichocereus to Echinopsis

Formerly known as "Trichocereus bridgesii", the Bolivian Torch cactus has recently been renamed to "Echinopsis lageniformis", because a new classification for cacti came into effect and they placed this cactus in the much bigger family of the Echinopsis. The reason they called this cactus Echinopsis lageniformis and not Echinopsis bridgesii is simple: there was already an Echinopsis bridgesii in the Echinopsis family, so the second part of the name of this cactus needed to be changed also.

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Reviews (108)

    Slow rooting process
    This guy arrived in good conditions, still waiting for it to grow's been almost 3 months


    Bolivian Torch Lit Me Up
    I ordered a medium sized one and it arrived a couple of weeks later in a well packaged box. I have now panted it in the correct cactus soil it likes and am waiting to see how fast it will grow.


    Top cut
    Good healthy cutting delivered in good shape. Cactus is happily growing.


    Le cactus fait de belles racines. Bien respecter les consignes de Zamnesia et il pousse tout seul.


    J'avais peur que la bouture ne prenne pas
    J'ai tout sauf la main verte mais au final au bout d'un mois dans un "terreau" spécial cactus la bouture a pu commencer l'enracinement, elle va très bien, merci zamnesia de m'offrir ce RÊVE !


    bien emballées, belles boutures bien cicatrisées, aucunes aiguilles cassées


    Livraison réussie
    Ma commande est arrivée dans les temps, j'ai mis en place les barquettes de champiiis. Il me reste à planter la bouture qui est en bon état malgré qu'elle n'ait pas eu d'attention particulière pour le transport . Elle était posée toute "nue" (lol) au fond du carton et calée avec les sachets et poches qui faisaient partie de ma commande, résultats, ses charmantes épines de 5-6 cm ont percé la poche d'engrais et les autres sachets...🤬 Pas très sérieux tout ça ! Mais bon ça va, les trous étant assez petit, seulement un peu d'engrais à cactus s'est éparpillé dans le carton, en espérant que cette poussière n'aura pas contaminé les barquettes de mycéliums . Je vous tiendrai au jus de l'évolution de tout ça... Cordialement, Mr 🤪🤘


    Good quality cactus
    The cactus arrived in good condition, well protected. The cactus is as described 25-30 cm, however it grow fast so beware - I recommend the product and as always Zamnesia delivers as promised


    Alle drei Stecklinge sind Top angekommen hatte eigentlich drei San Pedro Kakteen bestellt aber die waren leider dann vergriffen habe dafür von diese Sorte 3fantastische Stecklinge bekommen. Bin sehr zu Frieden werde wieder bei euch bestellen


    Guter Kundensupport, Gesunder Steckling.
    Leider ist zum ersten mal ein Paket am Lieferweg verloren gegangen, aber Zamnesia bot mir sofort an das Paket nochmal zu senden, was dann auch klappte. Vorerst kann ich nicht viel über den Kaktus sagen, da er erst seit ein paar Tagen in der Erde steckt. Aber im großen und ganzen sah der kleine 11cm Winzling sehr gesund aus. Bin gespannt wie er sich bei mir zu Hause entwickelt.

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