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San Pedro: Trichocereus in Parque de las Leyendas. Peru
Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas:
The Parque de las Leyendas is located in the San Miguel district of Lima and was founded as the first Zoo of Peru. Peru is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world and the park is home to countless amazing plants and creatures, including some interesting Trichocereus species.
There are many cool San Pedros in the Parque de las Leyendas in Peru. Ben Kamm and his friends from Sacredsucculents.com visited the park during various field trips, collected some seeds and made some photos. Here are some of the pics:
BK08611.4 Trichocereus pachanoi, Jardin Botanico, Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru
BK08611.5 Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru
Another Trichocereus Pachanoi from the PARQUE DE LAS LEYENDAS in Lima Peru! Same Location, different Plant.
And this is a plant that was grown from the Sacred Succulents Field Trip seed. Copyright: Stillman.
The very long spines are really interesting because they are nothing like the almost spineless appearance of the mother plant. Nonetheless, it´s actually quite common for old plants to be pretty spineless. It´s also interesting because the plant has very few ribs and a large distance between the areoles.
Where to buy seeds or plants of the BK08611.5?: Well, the plant was visited during a field trip and Sacred Succulents sold seeds coming from that plant for a while. So far, the plant shown in the picture above is the only plant I saw so far and it´s definitely very spiny if you compare it with the almost spineless mother plant. Every now and then, someone (mostly from the USA & Australia) is giving away a cutting of this type in our Trichocereus Facebook group, because there were quite a few people who were able to get their hands on seeds. If you are looking for this type, I´d recommend you to send a message to Sacredsucculents.com, because it´s possible they still have some available. Apart from that, you need a lot of luck to find one of them on the open market. But even if you shouldn’t manage to get one, you can get a Trichocereus cordobensis/Super Pedro, which is a very similar type that´s known from Australia. I sometimes have seeds available and if you are interested in getting some, let me know.
BK08611.6 Trichocereus pachanoi, Jardin Botanico, Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru
As far as I know, Ben also visited those Trichocereus pachanois during the 2014 Field Trip! So in case you bought some Pachanoi seeds starting with BK14, it´s very possible those are the mother plants!
Trichocereus pachanoi BK14518.4
Apparently Sacred Succulents visisted the same plant shown in the photo before again in 2014. This plant should be the same mother plant, but from a different year. Ben sent me a photo of this type and I am super happy to share it with you! The copyright of the photo is BEN KAMM, Sacredsucculents.com!