Trichocereus peruvianus (Peruvian Torch Cactus) is native to the high Andes. Peruvian Torch Cactus are a very hardy and easy to grow columnar cactus, often growing a foot per year and reaching heights of over 15 feet (40 feet has been recorded).
Peruvian Torch Cactus is ribbed , with usually 6 to 8 ribs. It is a branching cactus and often has many side arms.
Trichocereus Peruvianus (Peruvian Torch Cactus) is closely related to San Pedro Cactus, but much less common. Trichocereus peruvianus is similar in appearance, but has longer spines and has a darker color, sometimes being blue.
Peruvian Torch Cactus grows much like san pedro, but, amazingly, it seems to grow faster and be even more hardy.