Trichocereus pachanoi cv. ‘Iris’ | ‘San Pedro’ | Live plant

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A nice Trichocereus pachanoi from Spain! Live plant.

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Trichocereus pachanoi cv. ‘Iris’ | ‘San Pedro’ | Live plant

(syn. Echinopsis pachanoi cv. ‘Iris’, Trichocereus macrogonus subsp. pachanoi cv. ‘Iris’, Trichocereus macrogonus var. pachanoi cv. ‘Iris’)

Trichocereus pachanoi cv. ‘Iris’ is a rather prolific ‘San Pedro’ which we first obtained as a plant from a Spanish lady named Iris. After several years of propagation, we’re happy to now be able to offer it for sale in our shop!

‘Iris’ is a hardy form of Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi) – also known by the name ‘San Pedro’. It’s a tough and fast-growing columnar cactus, often found growing in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Native to the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes, the light to dark green pachanoi prefers an altitude range of around 6,600 to 9,800 feet, where it can grow up to twenty or thirty feet tall under ideal conditions. Its stems, usually forming multiple branches from the plants base, grow to fifteen centimetres 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 can handle far lower temperatures than many other cacti and are therefore quite easy to grow indoors and outdoors in USDA Zones 8-10.

Averaging around twelve inches of new growth per year (in ideal conditions), this excellent Trichocereus cactus will reward you for years to come, as long as you’re willing to provide fertile, free-draining soil 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


~10 cm tall, ~15 cm tall, ~17 cm tall, ~20 cm tall

Common Name

San Pedro








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