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Sacred Cacti
« on: February 18, 2009, 09:02:06 PM »
Trichocereus cacti are VERY easy to grow! Trichocereus cacti could be grown in Antarctica if you have a couple of lights and a heater! You could probably grow it outdoors in the Antarctican summer!  Trichocereus can be grown ANYWHERE! There's no excuses! I find it disrespectful to consume the Holy Cactus, without "giving something back".

Propagating Trichocereus is EASY AS HELL!

Slice it (sections at least 3 inchs long)

Dry the ends.

Plant in dry dirt right side up, or on it's side, but never upside down.

Water after a month or two.

It will now grow normally!

Super, super easy! Easier to grow than corn!

Growing from seed is also very easy!

Growing from seed is super easy... for both Lophophora and Trichocereus.

I used a simple baking dish or lasanga pan (tin bottom and plastic top), simply filled it with soil, moistened the soil with a mister, soiled the seeds and placed the top on... It was then set out in the light (not direct full sunlight tho) and the top was removed (to reduce humidity) and it was misted (to increase humidty) as needed. It's super easy!

If you can bake cookies, you can grow cacti from seed!

Honestly Trichocereus is easier to grow than corn!

Just stick it in soil! Whatever soil, clay, pure sand, WHATEVER! I don't think you could kill a Trichocereus if you tryed!

All you do is stick it in dry soil and let it grow roots. If it has roots simply pot it and water. Keep dormant in winter, by simply leaving them indoors without water.

A simple mix of regular potting soil and/or pumice or coarse sand is best for Trichocereus, but like I said, anything will work just fine.

Lophophora cacti are really easy to grow, much easier than say Aztekium, Ariocarpus, Turbinicarpus or Strombocactus...

Trichocereus are in my opinion the easiest to grow botanical of any kind, anywhere! They are SUUUUUPER easy and there is no excuse not to grow them! They are also 100% legal in every area of the world!

In most countries Lophophora is 100% pefectly legal, only the U.S.A. and Mexico (the only 2 areas in the world where it grows naturally) have laws agaist it.

Cactus Soil-

Sifted and Washed Coarse Sand
Coarse Pumice
Coarse Perlite
Rich Dark Soil
Organic Cactus Fertilizer

For Trichocereus-

Sifted and Washed Coarse Sand ~ 10%
Coarse Pumice ~ 10%
Coarse Perlite ~ 10%
Rich Dark Soil ~ 50%
Organic Cactus Fertilizer ~ 20%

For Lophophora williamsii-

Sifted and Washed Coarse Sand ~ 15%
Coarse Pumice ~ 15%
Coarse Perlite ~ 20%
Rich Dark Soil ~ 45%
Organic Cactus Fertilizer ~ 5%

For other "Peyotes"-

Sifted and Washed Coarse Sand ~ 15%
Coarse Pumice ~ 30%
Coarse Perlite ~ 20%
Rich Dark Soil ~ 30%
Organic Cactus Fertilizer ~ 5%


(Amounts vary depending on species, try to create a soil make-up that mimics a specimens natural habitat.)


Organic Cactus Fertilizer-

Wood Ashes
Composted Leafs
Horse, Goat, Cow or Sheep Manure
Gypsum (small amounts)
Composted Tea and Coffee
Bonemeal
Ground Hoof and Horn (small amounts)
Urine
Earthworm Castings
Bat Guano
Lake or River Silt
Crushed Quartz
Egg Shells
Fish meal (small amounts)
Seaweed meal
Crushed Shells
Crushed Limestone (small amounts)
Cactus Clippings- skin, spines, etc.
Coco Coir
Live Worms


Instructions- Allow all the material to decompose for at least 3 months. Then bake.



Notes- Study what trace elements and minerals exist in each species habitats and add them accordingly.


List of Minerals and Trace Elements to add to Each Species-

Aztekium and Turbinicarpus need gypsum.

Cactus Tools-

Thick Leather Gloves
Medium sized Saw
Knife
Razor Blades(For Removing rot, grafting, etc.)
Sifter (For Washing and Sifting Sand)
Spoon or Small Shovel
Small Brush(For transferring Pollen)



Cacti Cultivation-

Trichocereus-

Place the cuttings upright in dry soil until they put out roots, then began watering as normal.

Trichocereus grow well in clay, plastic or other types of containers, just make sure they have good drainage holes.


"Peyotes"-

Lophophora has been known to root well in Coco-coir.

For "Peyote" I only use unglazed clay pots with LOTS of large drainage holes!