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Botanical name: Pachycereus pringlei
Synonym: Cereus pringlei, Pilocereus pringlei, Pachycereus calvus
Common name: Cawe, Pitahayo, Shawe, Mexican Giant Cardon, Elephant Cactus, Cardón
Native to: northwestern Mexico
Cultivation / direction of sowing: all year-round, seeds are spread evenly over the surface of the substrate, based on finely sifted flower-sowing soil and 25% sand or quartz sand, sow in a propagator, under glass or transparent plastic, keep evenly moist but not soggy, optimal germination temperature approx. 18-25°C
Active Constituents: heliamine, lemaireocereine, tehuanine, N-oxide-tehuanine