Pedro is a very easy to
cacti. It can be grown from seeds and cuttings
. Growing them from seeds
goes in the same way as with Peyote.
from cuttings is simple. Just cut the cacti in pieces of about 4cm
and leave these pieces for about one or two weeks, in this time
a callus is formed. The cuttings do stay alive for a very
time, so don't worry
about time and don't hurry, it is important
that the wound is really dry.
is dry and something like a skin has formed, the cutting is ready.
it is hard to see what is the top or bottom, in that case just plant it
on its side.
If it is clear, what is the top, then plant the cutting
up, half in the earth.
You can use cacti earth from the local plant
but any good earth will do as well.
It might take some time before
starts, somewhere between a few weeks up
to even a year.
San Pedro likes
hot, if you have a greenhouse, open the windows only in extreme
it grows well, infact it is one of the fasted growing cacti. It can
quite a bit in one season, sometimes half meter, under the right
one of the slowest), which makes it for certain purposes a
When you live
place where the days are quit short in winter, the cacti should be
in a place with plenty light, at a temperature of
minimum 0-5C ( a
freezing point) to 10C. It is important to keep them
in a cool place, else they will start growing and start making thin
(see picture below). A thin waist might be nice for a woman, but for a
cactus it is ugly,
and makes it instable. The trick is to stop the
from growing during a period of
shortage of light. So it also important
not to give water in this period, this causes
growth and possibly even
rot. Don't worry, it is cacti and can stay without water for
seasons you can give them regularly water, fertilizer is appreciated,
natural and artificial. There is no real need of artificial
if the plant is
regularly repotted or when natural fertilizer is used.
Pedro flower only after many years, rarely in cultivation, which is
because it has very beautiful flowers. There seems to be quite a lot of
the genus, like more or less needles, sometimes small
and sometimes very