Trichocereus peruvianus cv. ‘Uon’ | ‘Peruvian Torch’ | Live plant


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An excellent type of Trichocereus peruvianus, sourced from a Spanish grower. Live plant.

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Trichocereus peruvianus cv. ‘Uon’ | ‘Peruvian Torch’ | Live plant

(syn. Echinopsis peruviana, Trichocereus macrogonus subsp. peruvianus)

A great addition to our collection, we offer Trichocereus peruvianus cv. ‘Uon’ as live, well-rooted cacti – cloned from our mother plants here in Spain.

Originating from the same grower as the Trichocereus pachanoi cv.‘Uon’ which we also sell here in our shop, this is a fantastic example of Trichocereus peruvianus (the ‘Peruvian Torch’), maturing into wonderfully imposing, fiercely-spined and semi-glaucus specimens!

A fast-growing cactus related to Trichocereus bridgesii (‘Achuma’, ‘Bolivian Torch’) and Trichocereus pachanoi (‘San Pedro’), Trichocereus peruvianus (syn. Echinopsis peruviana, Trichocereus macrogonus subsp. peruvianus) is considered by many to exist on a continuum or complex with both Trichocereus cuzcoensis and Trichocereus macrogonus. Covered with fierce, reddish-brown-white spines (between approximately two and eight centimetres long), the species grows frosted, blue to green coloured columns (up to roughly eighteen centimetres in diameter) that reach up to six metres tall. Gorgeous, white to whitish blooms appear between late spring and summer.

Native to the Peruvian Andes (growing at a height of around two thousand to three thousand metres), peruvianus forms a complex intergrade with related species including cuzcoensis and macrogonus, which loosely comprises of many fantastic varieties and hybrids. As are many of the columnar Trichocereus species, peruvianus is often used as a hedge plant and also as an important adjunct to certain indigenous medicine practices.

Trichocereus peruvianus ‘Uon’ grows easily outside anywhere in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11, or else indoors. Plant it in a well-drained, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil, somewhere in full to partial sun. When planting into the ground, space between fifty centimetres and a metre apart so that they have ample room to grow. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings, reducing over the winter months as per your local climate. Don’t forget to lightly fertilise a few times each year!

Product Details

Product Type

Live plant


1 rooted plant


~12cm tall

Common Name

Peruvian Torch








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