Peruvian Torch Cactus, Rio Lurin Peruvian Torch Trichocereus peruvianus Rio Lurin - Echinopsis peruviana var. Rio Lurin

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Botanical Name:

Trichocereus peruvianus Rio Lurin

Family:

Cactaceae

Genus:

Trichocereus

Species:

peruvianus

Variety:

Rio Lurin

Common Name:

Peruvian Torch Cactus, Rio Lurin Peruvian Torch

Seeds Per Pound:
544,800
Quantity:
0.00088 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
47
Germination:
40%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
98%
Crop Year:
2016
In Stock: 0 g (grams)
Prices
  • Trichocereus peruvianus Rio Lurin

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, requires light for germination.
Other: Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).
In a Nutshell:
* Peruvian Torch ( Trichocereus peruvianus ) is found high in the Andean mountain deserts of Peru and Ecuador and is similar to the San Pedro cactus ( Trichocereus pachanoi ) which is found in the same region.
* The human use of the cactus dates back thousands of years to the northern coast of Peru and the monks of a pre-Inca culture known as Chavín . They prepared a brew called "achuma" , "huachuma" or "cimora" which was used during ritualistic ceremonies to diagnose the spiritual links to a patient's illness.
* The active compound is 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine or mescaline which was reported at a concentration of 1.2% in the dried cactus. Besides mescaline, it also contains varying phenethylamines and other substances in minimal proportions
* Today it is still used by Curanderos (medicine men) of northern Peru. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov