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Additional specimens are sold on my eBay site; please check there for current availability.
San Pedro Claus is coming! Here are the cactus he's been raising in his Santa greenhouse for 2011.
November, 2011 - Large special specimens... between Thanksgiving and Christmas I offer my best plants and the newest ones rooted from spring 2011 cuttings.
NOTE: OLD WEBPAGE�all these items were sold in 2011
ALL SOLD OUT - Please see currently available plants (this page saved for historical interest...)
Rooted San Pedro
Cuttings 2011
San Pedro X Peruvianus
Hybrid, 2011 rooted cutting
Peruvianus v. "fastest" Peruvianus v. "fastest" Peruvianus variety

Trichocereus Bridgesii Peruvianus "fastest"  The staff take a day
off to visit Yosemite
Peruvianus variety Peruvianus variety 

Peruvianus Macrogonis Peruvianus variety Peruvianus variety Trichocereus Bridgesii Peruvianus variety
Wild Andes

Peruvianus variety Peruvianus variety Peruvianus variety
(I think a fastest)
Peruvianus variety  Peruvianus variety 

Peruvianus "fastest"  Peruvianus variety
Wild Andes
San Pedro X Peruvianus Peruvianus KK242  Peruvianus variety 

Peruvianus "fastest" Trichocereus Bridgesii Peruvianus variety
Peruvianus variety  Peruvianus variety 

Properly grown these Peruvianus varieties more than double in size each year
(below) growing in only 10 gallon or 20 gallon containers the tops have to be harvested each year to prevent falling over.

No bare root plants! 

Your cactus ships in its container with all soil; just unpack carefully. Let it sit for a few days away from direct sun. After a couple days give it some water. After five days gradually introduce to brighter light and increase watering, etc. This allows any fine root hairs broken by shipping & handling to heal and re-grow.

Bare rooting kills the delicate roots, dries & shrivels them up
requiring months to nurse back to health before they grow again. I will never ship "bare root". Just because "Everyone else bare roots" doesn't mean I do it. [How do you pack a cactus?]

Seed grown wild Andes Mountains Peruvian Torches (germinated 2007)
� 1-Supersize Wild Andes
in 5.5" square or 6" round pot � plus FedEx Ground shipping. SOLD OUT
(left) Photo from the Peruvian seed seller; these are actual harvested tips from the plants growing in the wild.


Photo Tutorial:
(above) How to support
skinny neck specimens
with repotting
Genetic variations abound from this wild strain. They are so interesting I've written a page about this topic.

German Shepherd Brand Cactus � "Evil spirits don't stand a chance"

We don't make this stuff up:
Subject: Drop Shipping? / To: bobcat@sanpedrocactus1.com
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 / From: (bozo) Botanicals


I run (bozo)boners.com. I am looking to switch my cactus company and am curious if you would be willing to drop ship 12" cuttings of san pedro, peruvanis, and bridgessii for me.

I appreciate your time and consideration.



Dear Tyler,

You have the same name as my German Shepherd dog! Arf! Arf! Arf! Drop ship for you?! No thank you Tyler!

I sell direct to my own very happy customers who appreciate the quality and price of my plants. Its how I can afford to buy fresh meat to feed my dog Tyler, Tyler. Good luck with your scheme to profit from someone else's cacti. "Arf! Arf! Arf!"
Varieties of seed grown Peruvian Torches (an essay)
November 2010
Buying rare cactus seed can be a frustrating experience. How do you know that the seller really made sure the parent plan was one worth saving its seed? Was it accidently cross pollinated with another Trichocereus in the neighborhood?  More...
The myth of Butcher's Big Boy
May, 2009
There is this story about a meat cutter in San Francisco who liked cactus. One of his San Pedro grew big and fat so he called it his "Big Boy". That carnivore was named Mr. Butcher, so of course his fatty was called Butcher's Big Boy. Some say his name was spelled Buutcher, others Buetcher.

Unfortunately there is no seed source known in Peru or Bolivia for such a variety. That means Buutcher's Big Boy (BBB) must be a mongrel, a mutt, a cross breed/half breed, etc. More...

I recovered a single specimen from the ghost town of Cactus Kate's place in Watsonville back in 2006. It was so battered, just a tiny stump, I didn't know what it was for 2 years until it grew a healthy tip. It is still too rare to sell so I keep taking cuttings for propagation each year. There is no seed source of any proven reliability. No one is really sure what it is.

But my German Shepherd dog companion found one growing in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park in August of 2010. (photo)
How to mix potting soil
Let the plant specialist cat Dustball show you her how to tutorial about breaking up the root ball to allow new growth. I whack at it with a bench brush, but you can use your fist and fingers to tear the roots free. More...

EEEK! Insects! Are they good or bad?
May, 2009
Those are good insects! Thousands of these are crawling over my plants inside the greenhouse. They are everywhere this time of year. Do you know what these little bugs are? More...

� San Pedro & Peruvianus photo essays from 2008 �

Christmas tour Fastest growing Root check Cut off that tip! Rot! Oh no! Winter cuttings

Super growth


Josh San Pedro Compost soil Old woody Pup mania Comparisons Seedling house Packing

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