Trichocereus cacti, with their towering presence and striking features, are a must-have in any succulent collection. But did you know there's a myriad of species under the Trichocereus umbrella? Let's embark on a journey to explore these diverse and captivating species.

1. Trichocereus Pachanoi

Popularly known as San Pedro cactus, Pachanoi is renowned for its tall, green columns. Native to the Andes, it has been used both ornamentally and in traditional rituals. Its rapid growth and adaptability make it a favorite among enthusiasts. You can find Pachanoi and its variations at The Succulent Source.

2. Trichocereus Bridgesii

The Bolivian Torch or Bridgesii is distinctive for its deep blue-green color and fewer but pronounced ribs. Its long, slender shape, coupled with its sharp spines, creates a unique visual appeal.

3. Trichocereus Peruvianus

Known as the Peruvian Torch, this species sports a blue hue and grows in a columnar fashion. Native to the high Andes, Peruvianus is recognized for its robust nature and ability to withstand cooler temperatures.

4. Trichocereus Cuzcoensis

A close relative to the Peruvianus, the Cuzcoensis is native to the Cusco area in Peru. It’s known for its beautiful bluish-green columns, making it a striking addition to any garden.

5. Trichocereus Monstrose

A quirky twist on traditional cacti, the Monstrose grows in unpredictable and unique patterns. Its unusual growth makes it a conversation starter and a must-have for collectors.

6. Trichocereus Crested

With its wavy, fan-like growth, the Crested variant is another unusual form that stands out in any cacti collection. Its unpredictable growth patterns make it a visual delight.

7. Other Notable Varieties

There's a world beyond the commonly known species. Dive into lesser-known but equally fascinating varieties like:

  • Huanucoensis: A robust and rapidly growing cactus.
  • Scopulicola: Renowned for its beautiful flowers.
  • Chalaensis: A rarity, it's treasured for its slender columns and unique appearance.

Exploring Hybrids and Grafting

To push the boundaries of Trichocereus cultivation, consider delving into hybrids. Combining the best traits of different species, hybrids can surprise you with their unique appearances and growth patterns. Moreover, for those looking to fast-track growth, grafting is a technique worth exploring. The Succulent Source offers both hybrids and grafting kits for enthusiasts eager to expand their horizons.


The world of Trichocereus is vast and mesmerizing. From the towering Pachanoi to the unpredictable Monstrose, there's a species to captivate every enthusiast. Whether you're starting your Trichocereus journey or looking to expand your collection, The Succulent Source offers a range of species and varieties to cater to your desires.