Trichocereus bridgesii is a distinctive cactus commonly referred to as Peruvian or blue torch. It belongs to a specific group of such plants collectively referred to as San Pedro, in which one of the main alkaloids is mescaline with psychoactive properties. These cacti were used by the indigenous tribes of Bolivia in various rituals and ceremonies, and according to experts, they have been known for more than three thousand years.
This cactus is native to La Paz, Bolivia, and is often referred to as achuma or wachuma among the country's indigenous populations. However, this nomenclature also applies to other cacti with psychedelic properties, except in areas where t. bridgesii is the dominant species. The plant is often sought after by collectors for its decorative qualities. This cactus is very sensitive to sunlight. As a rule, however, it does not thrive well when exposed to full sun, due to the danger of burns. The plant also has a high tolerance to temperature fluctuations. It usually thrives in areas also occupied by other cacti and succulents, where it receives a sufficient dose of slow-release fertilizer.
During the period of active growth, the plant needs regular rainfall, but it usually tolerates excess water badly and does best with slow drying. This cactus naturally does not thrive on peat substrate, due to its very high water absorption rate. Its excess can lead to root rot, as well as the development of various diseases. Therefore, the plant must draw from the environment numerous substances that increase permeability. The cactus shows resistance to cold to as low as -10 degrees Celsius, and is also quite resistant to insect infestations. In our online store you will also find seeds of other plants that are completely safe to grow at home.
Trichocereus bridgesii available as seeds in our online store Shroom.it is fully legal and does not contain any prohibited substances by law. In our assortment you will also find many other products for collectors and hobbyists including growkits with different varieties of hallucinogenic mushrooms. We have been in business continuously since 2016, so we have a lot of customer trust. We are equipped with a sizable production and office space, as well as modern equipment such as refrigerated cabinets, a laminar chamber, a pressure autoclave and a temperature-controlled room.
Like other related species, this cactus is characterized by its content of psychoactive alkaloids. These include, for example, a substance known as mescaline, which has been used for centuries by Bolivian shamans to perform rituals and induce hallucinations. Its properties profoundly affect consciousness, generating a variety of auditory, visual, olfactory or tactile sensations. Mescaline present in this plant can also alter the sense of time or induce a state of depersonalization. In many cultures, the primary form of ingestion of this substance was the consumption of an infusion of dried, ground or raw cactus. Mescaline is found in large quantities primarily in wild succulents, possession of which is illegal in Poland and many other countries. The seeds available in our online store are fully permitted and can be used for hobby cultivation.
Mescaline contained in this cactus can produce various effects, which depend on the purity of the substance, the circumstances of administration or the individual characteristics of the user. The indigenous tribes of Bolivia use this plant mainly for special rituals, while in other parts of the world it has gained popularity through recreational use. The cactus has also attracted the interest of many travelers, artists or even scientists over the years. Currently, research is still being conducted on mescaline's properties for the treatment of various mental problems, such as depression, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder. Feel free to contact us and check out the offer of our online store Shroom.it