You will receive San Pedro cactus cuttings. They will be a total of 8lbs. Most are nice and thick. If your area has a temperature below 32 degrees please wait to order until the weather is warmer. We will not return any items that are damaged because of freezing weather. Most importantly San Pedro Cactus are not perfect and each cactus, like people, have character! It is normal for cactus to have superficial blemishes, this does not affect the quality of the cuttings in any way. If the side of a cutting is brown, it is simply because it was growing adjacent to another column. The rubbing and lack of sunlight penetration creates a brown skin. San Pedro cactus also come in many different sizes, thickness, and unique shapes. This adds to the beauty of these cacti. All Plants a grown in beautiful California weather under a 40% shade cloth. Make sure to slowly adapt all plants to your local weather. As a general rule of thumb I would recommend quarantining any recent additions to your collections & dousing with your favorite native pollinators friendly insect control prior to adding them to the general populations. No pesticides are used on our plants they are grown as nature intended. Our San Pedro Cactus are for ornamental uses only. They are NEVER for consumption.