— You found
it! Cactus Kate®
Trichocereus Collection —
1987 — Kate taught me how she rooted cuttings into new
plants; allowing her legacy specimens to multiply, making
them available to many others.
The collection includes T. peruvianus (many sub-variations), T.
pachanoi, T. bridgesii - AKA Echinopsis lageniformis or Bolivian torch
cactus, T. spacianus, Juul's Giant, and a special fast growing blue skin
short spine one thatlooks like San Pedro on steroids. Such specific
varieties will be offered in the near future as we develope this
mobile friendly website.
UPS Ground shipping Monday
We do not offer any express shipping because of insane expense due to
size & weight. Ground shipping is reliable, affordible, and faster
than you might expect!
Kate® Trichocereus are authentic Peruvian
varieties collected decades ago by New Zealander Kate Jackson. After
her death the collection at Desert Theatre Nursery in
Watsonville moved to the California Central Valley. Today it thrives
in fertile valley silt irrigated with water from the Sierra Nevada
Kate had huge stands of authentic San Pedro cactus
—Trichocereus pachanoi — propagated from a cutting brought back from
Peru by a U.C. Santa Cruz botanist in the 1960s.
mother plant is the source of your San
Kate's generous spirit lives on in the plants she loved to share with
others. Those efforts brought many rewards and the praise from
collectors across America. Thank you Kate, thank you customers,
thank you plant spirits.