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Wild Andes mountains variety Peruvian Torch
Sacred Cactus live indefinitely sprouting pups that become additional columns, or self cloning themselves from sections that break off & fall on the ground, or by (your) deliberate propagation of cuttings. You can keep one of these growing for decades.
These are 100% authentic Peruvian Torches—grown by seed collected from wild plants in the Andes mountains. I paid the seed provider to photograph the actual collection plants. His photos say it all. Wow! Wish I could be there.

It was my goal to
sell authentic Peruvian Torches from a known strain (photos of parent plants) and this is it! This seed from Peru is far better than anything I've germinated from the KK seed source. It had a higher germination rate-easily 5 times what Karel Knize sold to me, and the plants exhibited vigorous growth.

There is a recurrent dream in which I'm harvesting massive columns of Peruvian columnar cacti from remote locations near a river; a place only reached by an off road motorcycle. I love that dream! When I received these photos they looked like the ones seen in my dreams. Isn't that interesting? See the seed man holding those 2-fat cut sections? That's me in my recurrent dream.

Photos of the parent plants
The seed provider (right) photographed the actual collection plants in the wild from which he obtains seed.
These are the actual plants growing in the wild somewhere in the Andes mountains of Peru. Seed was collected for germination in California back in August, 2007.
(above) it is natural for columns to fall over. Wild plants never reach the 20 foot height some people claim. The massive columns simply fall over from their weight, (or get blown down in storms) those pieces that lay on the earth "self root"—similar to what you do when you propagate by cuttings.
(above) see how the columns are flowing down the hill? That is nature for you.
Recently a customer demanded I specify where the seed is collected. "I want to professionally document where my specimens (that I sold him) come from". Look at the photos! That is where they come from; the Andes Mountains of Peru. And from my soul, too. But of course he wanted the name & address, etc. No way. Here is an analogy; my neighbor catches huge, delicious salmon and gives me one. "Where do you get these fish?" I ask. "In the Pacific Ocean" he says. OK...

About Trichocereus Peruvianus varieties
T. Peruvianus has several distinct variations. The classic T. Peruvianus was identified by Britton & Rose. My specimens are identical to ones owned by Bob Ressler. Ressler's website has excellent photos.

Known varieties such as Glaucus, KK242, Bridgesii and standard Peruvian Torch will each amaze you--they will grow big, blue and beautiful! Once they reach a certain size the annual growth is incredible. Starting from the plants I offer you can have a large, valuable specimen in just 2-3 years. Tips can grow up to 24" in one year under ideal conditions (root space, light, heat, fertilizer & water). They will grow pups from the base that shoot up getting thicker every year.

Trichocereus from the Andes are rare plants and very desirable to own. Mature specimens are expensive, hard to find for sale and too difficult to ship—so you have to raise your own.
(below) Wild Andes variety grown from the seed collected in the wild.
Germinated August 2007, up-potted from 2" pots into 4" square containers in August, 2009.
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