Growing San Pedro Cactus Indoors
San Pedro Cactus is a plant of the cactaceae family, native to the Andes. It is distributed in the Andean mountain range, specifically in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. This cactus lives at altitudes between 1000 and 3000 meters and in places where temperatures are very hot during the day but can reach very low temperatures at night. If you are thinking of growing San Pedro cactus indoors, there are certain things that must be taken into account for it to develop well.
Deleted: Growing San Pedro cactus indoors is quite simple and there is not much difference to the process of growing this cactus outdoors. You must pay attention to certain fundamental details such as the type of soil, watering, temperature to which it will be exposed, how to reproduce it and some other details so that its cultivation and care is simple but appropriate for this cactus to grow healthy.
Growing San Pedro Cactus Indoors
Deleted: This cactus is very eye-catching, beautiful and easy to care for, so more and more people are thinking about growing it to decorate their homes. If you are thinking about growing San Pedro cactus indoors these are the things you should take into account:
Multiplication of San Pedro Cactus
Deleted: San Pedro cactus is quite versatile and can grow well outdoors but if you don’t have a yard or garden where to plant it, don’t worry because this cactus can grow all its life in pots if given the proper care as its roots are not very deep. This cactus can be multiplied by seeds or cuttings.
Multiplication by Seeds
Deleted: Its multiplication by seeds is not so effective since only about 25% of the seeds planted will germinate but if you want to grow it from seeds you must sow the seeds in a pot with sandy soil and little organic matter. The pots should have a good drainage system. The seeds are inserted shallowly and watered lightly and will begin to germinate in the next 2 to 5 weeks.
Multiplication by Cuttings
Deleted: This is the most effective way to multiply San Pedro cactus. In its adult state, San Pedro cactus produces offshoots that are born near its base. To multiply them, wait until these offshoots grow 10 centimeters and separate them from the main cactus using a sharp knife. Afterwards, it is left to dry until it does not ooze. Then, it is ready to be planted in a pot containing the same substrate and drainage system used to germinate by seeds.
Deleted: Once it is placed in the pot, it should not be watered for the next two weeks. Then it should be watered but very lightly. After a couple more weeks, it will have taken root and can be transplanted to another pot with a definitive substrate containing more organic matter and a drainage system.
Watering and Care of San Pedro Cactus
Deleted: This cactus does not require excessive watering as this can cause fungus growth and its death. Watering it once a month during the winter is enough. In summer, it requires a little more water, so watering it once a week will be enough. It must have a good drainage system so that it does not remain too humid.
Deleted: Being a cactus, the first thing that comes to mind is the idea that cacti must live under a burning sun and in very hot climates. This is not the case with San Pedro cactus. This cactus has particular characteristics and being from the Andes, it adapts to high temperatures but also to low temperatures as long as they are not freezing because it does not survive in them.
The ideal is to keep San Pedro cactus in semi shade. It should receive sunlight especially in cold climates and winters but do not leave it too long in direct sunlight as this can cause burns. Preferably it should be in temperatures that are not lower than 5 degrees Celsius.