Cactus Grow Kits
With this easy to use grow kit you can grow your own sacred cacti. Each cactus has it's own esthetic and chemical characteristics.
Available grow kits are: San Pedro, Bolivian Torch, Peruvian Torch, Trichocereus Macrogonus and Peyote
Please understand that growing these cacti is a very slow process, especially the Peyote.
- 20 Cactus seeds (of your type of choice)
- Cactus soil
- Fine pebbles
- Instruction manual
Cactus grow kits
There are several unique types of cactus grow kits from which you can choose. Each variety has it’s own esthetic and chemical properties. Growing these cacti isn’t too difficult if you just get some basic essentials right. To make things easy right from the start and to help ensure maximum success with raising your own cacti and succulents from seed we also provide detailed and easy growing instructions.
The following cacti each contain mescaline, a psychoactive alkaloid with potent psychedelic and entheogenic effects. Users of mescaline attest to strong visual effects, an altered conscious, feelings of euphoria and intense harmony with nature. The normal dosage of mescaline is 0.3-0.4 gram (pure mescaline, not 0.3-0.4 grams of cactus). The consumption of mescaline cacti can induce heavy vomiting. According to original users this purging should be experienced as a positive one, since it is the cleansing of the body.
For the fanatics: the chemical formula for mescaline is 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine.
Trichocereus macrogonus belongs to the sacred cacti that are native to South America. Similar in appearance to the more-known Peruvian Torch (Trichocereus peruviana), this cactus contains the powerful psychoactive alkaloid mescaline and plays an important role in shamanic and spiritual rituals.
It is not exactly known where Trichocereus macrogonus originated from. Some say the cactus was discovered in Bolivia although no species of it can be found in Bolivia today. Others think that the cactus’ origin is possibly Brazil or Argentina. The cactus grows in columns and can reach a height of 3 meters with an average diameter of 3-5cm, some specimens can grow even wider. The cactus has a typical frosty, blueish colour. It contains less than 1% of 3, 4 dimethoxyphenylethylamine, less than 1% of 3-methoxytyramine, less than 1% of tyramine and more than 5% of mescaline.
Growing Trichocereus macrogonus is very easy and comparable to as if you were to grow the San Pedro cactus or the Peruvian Torch. Trichocereus macrogonus is a very hardy and resilient cactus that only needs the bare necessities to grow well. It needs very little water and then only in the hottest growing season. In summer it is sufficient if you water it once per week. Just make sure that you allow the soil to dry out between watering and the cactus will thrive.
Bolivian Torch (Trichocereus bridgesii)
The Bolivian Torch cactus (Trichocereus Bridgesii) is a lesser known light green and fast-growing columnar mescaline cactus that originates from Bolivia where it has been used by the indigenous shamans for centuries, particularly in the region in and around La Paz. This cactus usually has 4-8 ribs and can reach an impressive height of 2-5 meters and the mature plant is dotted with nodes of up to four spines with a length of up to 6-7cm, wherein the node-margin is about 2.5-3cm. The natives of Bolivia call this cactus Achuma or Wachuma and it allegedly has a higher mescaline level than the Peruvian Torch or San Pedro cactus. According to the results of chemical analysis of some specimen of this strain, they showed to contain some of the most potent cocktail of psychedelic substances.
Peruvian Torch (Trichocereus peruvianus)
The Peruvian Torch (Echinopsis peruviana) cactus can be found in the Andes in Peru and Ecuador. Its natural habitat are the mountain desert areas at an altitude of 2000-3000 meters above sea level. It is a fast-growing columnar species and contains the well researched psychoactive alkaloid mescaline as well as other alkaloids. The plant is bluish-green in color and grows with 6-9 broadly rounded ribs, reaching a height of 3-6 meters at a diameter of 8-18cm. The up to 4cm long spines in groups of 6-8 are located at the nodes, which are evenly spaced along the ribs with a spacing of up to 2.5cm.
Monks of the pre-Inca culture used this mescaline cactus to brew a concoction called "cimora", "achuma" or "huachuma" which was then used in their medicinal and ritual ceremonies - and that was 900 BC to 200 BC.
San Pedro (Trichocereus Pachanoi)
The San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) originates in the mountains of Peru and Equador where this mescaline cactus grows at an altitude of 2000-3000 meter. Nowadays this cactus can be found in other parts of the Andes, such as the Argentinean and Bolivian mountains. The San Pedro is a rapidly growing cactus: under the right circumstances, this cactus can grow up to 30 to 40 cm a year.
The San Pedro cactus has a extensive history in shamanic culture. The most ancient signs of ritual use date back to 2000 years ago. Since the beginning of civilization in the Andes region, local shamans were using the San Pedro as part of their rituals, hailing the cactus as the “Materia Prima’. It was used not only as a religious sacrament, but also as a shamanic medicine.
Unlike the Peyote cactus and the psilocybin mushrooms, the use of the San Pedro cactus was not punished by the catholic inquisition
Peyote (Lophophora Williamsii)
Lophophora williamsii (Peyote) is a native of Mexico and the Southern US which means it loves very dry and sun-drenched growing conditions. Peyote grows best in very mineral soil. A mix of 50% sand, 25% grit or bims and 25% regular potting soil has proven to the best growing medium for these types of special cacti.
When you grow Peyote, ensure a minimum tempe rature of 10ºC and plenty of direct sunlight and your Peyote cacti will be thriving. Peyote will grow to a pale green cactus with a globular shape with pink/white flowers.
For many years people have been aware of the psychoactive effects of the Peyote. The use of the Peyote for medicinal and religious reasons has been known by natives in Mexico for thousands of years. The Peyote is a button shaped cactus that normally grows to 10-13cm in diameter. The Peyote is one of the slowest growing cacti around but if properly cultivated it can be grown much faster at home than in the wild.
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