Features of the San Pedro Cactus
The San Pedro cactus grows quickly and can mature in a few of years. Its stems can reach a height of 10 feet (3 meters) and typically have a diameter of 6 to 10 inches (15–25 cm). The slender, frequently spiral-shaped spines are present. San Pedro cactus flowers are typically white or pink, but they can also be yellow or orange.
The San Pedro cactus is drought, heat, and cold resistant due to its adaptation to the severe climate of its natural home. Additionally, it can resist extended periods of neglect and thrive in unfavorable soil conditions.
The hallucinogenic qualities of the San Pedro cactus have been used for generations throughout South America. Mescaline, 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine, and tyramine are the cactus’ active substances; they can be isolated and taken as a tea or powder. These substances can cause altered states of consciousness, visual and aural hallucinations, and altered perception.
Another common use for the San Pedro cactus is as a decorative plant. It is a beautiful addition to any garden thanks to its distinctive shape and vibrant blossoms. It is an excellent option for individuals looking for a hardy, low-maintenance plant because it is also drought-tolerant and low-maintenance.