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Pedro or Torch
    #2835517 - 06/28/04 05:20 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Any of you that've tried both of these, Do you have a preference or have you not noticed any differences in these 2 cacti? Im going to be ordering some seeds soon and possibly some cuttings. i wanna know if theres any differences in potency/effects. Peace.

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Re: Pedro or Torch [Re: day_tripper]
    #2835562 - 06/28/04 06:20 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Ive been wanting to road-trip down to mexico and try some pedro/peyote out myself... I hear its quite the spiritual trip... But I would go with the San Pedro if I was you.


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Re: Pedro or Torch [Re: day_tripper]
    #2835850 - 06/28/04 10:40 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Good luck upon your entry into the wonderful world of cactus cultivation!

I have been cultivating for nearly 3 years, both pachanoi and peruvianus. It's a very rewarding and addictive hobby!

My observations & advice:

In my experience, Pedros grow faster than Torches, and Pedros produce more pups (which means more growing tips that you can cut and re-plant). The thorns are NASTY on Torches, and can hurt you. Pedro thorns are much friendlier to your hands. Torches require less water, and are more prone to rot if over-watered. My Torches are all a darker green (with more blue-ish tint) than my Pedros. Does this mean they're more potent? I honestly don't know. When I add to my cactus collection, I will likely seek to add more Pedros, not Torches, because of the difference in growth rate (and the evil Torch thorns -OUCH).

Advice: Buy cuttings, not seed. Buy the largest cuttings you can afford. Be prepared to wait a year, more like 2 years to get your garden well-established. If you start from seed, it will take even longer...

Pics of my entheo garden can be seen at the links below:

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Fotopic.net

Peace & Prosperous Grows!
YourHighness


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Re: Pedro or Torch [Re: YourHighness]
    #2836002 - 06/28/04 11:59 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Very nice pics YH, lovely cacti you have!!


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