The Cactus macrogonus (syn. Echinopsis macrogona or Trichocereus macrogonus) is a very rare cactus from the Trichocereus family. It’s closely related to the Peruvian Torch and San Pedro. These cacti are often used in Shamanistic rituals because of their strong ‘magical’ powers. The Cactus macrogonus is a rare, blue-green columnar with long, ribbed columns and spines up to 3 cm long. It can grow up to 3 meters tall and can produce white fragrant flowers.
CULTIVATING Cactus Macrogona
The Cactus macrogonus grows in a very similar way to the Peruvian torch. It’s a rapid and easy grower that tolerates a lot when it comes to its ideal growing circumstances. Therefore this cactus is perfect for the beginning cultivator. Under normal circumstances, it will grow about 30 centimetres each year.
In the summer it needs a lot of sun. A few hours of direct sunlight and the rest of the day indirect sunlight is the optimal sun exposure. When the roots have fully grown it needs only a little bit of water. Standard cactus soil will do for growing this species.
Our cacti are cultivated instead of taken from their natural habitat, where they have unfortunately become quite scarce.