Trichocereus pachanoi cv. ‘Jim’s Special’ | ‘San Pedro’ | Live plant

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‘Jim’s Special’ is a remarkable Australian pachanoi clone from Jim Hall (Cactus Country)! Live plant.

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Trichocereus pachanoi cv. ‘Jim’s Special’ | ‘San Pedro’ | Live plant

(syn. Echinopsis pachanoi cv. ‘Jim’s Special’, Trichocereus macrogonus subsp. pachanoi cv. ‘Jim’s Special’, Trichocereus macrogonus var. pachanoi cv. ‘Jim’s Special’)

Another absolutely amazing offering added to our store – the fabled (and much-prized) Australian ‘San Pedro’ clone, Trichocereus pachanoi cv. ‘Jim’s Special’! Available as healthy, well-rooted plants cloned from our mothers.

‘Jim’s Special’ is a truly wonderful example of impressive pachanoi genetics, turning a very deep glaucus blue when grown in full sun. It also benefits greatly from being planted straight into the ground (as are our mother plants of this excellent cultivar). These wonderful specimens derive from a plant grown by the respected Australian cultivator, Jim Hall, and are all extremely distinctive and remarkable plants. Incidentally, we highly recommend checking out Jim’s Cactus Country YouTube channel – and the actual park too, should you be in Australia.

Extremely popular in cultivation worldwide, Trichocereus pachanoi (also called ‘San Pedro’) is an easy-to-grow cactus which is synonymous with Echinopsis pachanoi, Trichocereus macrogonus subsp. pachanoi and Trichocereus macrogonus var. pachanoi. It’s a comparatively hardy columnar species which is native to the Andean mountains of Ecuador and Peru. Today also found growing wild in parts of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, these light-to-dark-to-blue-green cacti prefer habitats of roughly 182 metres to 2,987 metres / 6,600 to 9,800 feet above sea level, where it reaches nine metres / thirty feet tall under ideal conditions. Its stems, usually forming multiple branches from the plants base, grow to fifteen centimetres / six inches in diameter and form six to eight ribs.

Trichocereus pachanoi has been used by humans for literally thousands of years, for example, as an ornamental, for religious practice and in traditional human and veterinary medicine. Like most other columnar Trichocereus species, they’re able to tolerate much colder temperatures than do many other cacti and are therefore quite easy to grow indoors and outdoors in USDA Zones 8-10. It’s very closely related to Trichocereus peruvianus and Trichocereus santaensis, among others.

Averaging around thirty centimetres / twelve inches of new growth each year once it gets going, this rare and gorgeous Australian Trichocereus cultivar is an essential addition to any cactus collection – as long as you’re willing to provide a good free-draining soil mix and regular watering! Don’t forget a little organic fertiliser once or twice a year too…

Product Details

Product Type

Live plant


1 rooted plant


~15 cm tall, ~25 cm tall, ~42 cm tall, ~70 cm tall

Common Name

San Pedro









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