Lophophora Mixed Species Cactus Seeds
These Lophophora seeds are mixed when harvested. The seeds can include any quantity of the following Lophophora varieties.
Lophophora williamsii – Lophophora Williamsii is a small cactus native to Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. It will grow to a pale green/blue cactus with a globular shape with pink/white flowers. Normally the epidermis is covered by both cuticle and wax; the latter substance is primarily responsible for the blue-green or glaucous coloration of L. williamsii. Williamsii can grow ribs in well-defined lines,in williamsii they are usually present. Stems globose to flattened, somewhat firm to the touch, blue-green or occasionally reddish green.
Lophophora williamsii var. caespitosa – comes from the region of La Perdida, Mexico. It is a variety of Lophophora that grows in a cluster with multiple heads. It is a button-like, spineless cactus. It has a dark green or light green colour.
Lophophora diffusa – tends to be lighter coloured and rounder, flowers are usually white, Diffusa appear more rounded because of their diffused ribs, meaning there is little depression between the ribs. The ribs are even less pronounced when older if not entirely absent. Stems are soft, somewhat globose, yellow-green.
Lophophora fricii – In habitat Lophophora fricii is a very mutable species. It´s hardly to find two similar plants at one location. Particularly in terms of the bloom they are different at the same locations. Flowers are commonly pale to dark pink.It is described as differing from Lophophora williamsii in having yellowish-grey-green epidermis, a different arrangement of ribs (usually lacking well defined ribs), and seeds with a coarse testa and a compressed V-shaped hilum. Typically the flowers are carmine-red, but as demonstrated by observing plants in habitat, the colour can be much lighter than that indicated in the description. The flower color of Lophophora varies from deep reddish-pink to nearly pure white; those of L. diffusa rarely exhibit any red pigmentation, making them usually appear white or sometimes a light yellow because of the reflection of yellow pollen from the center of the flower.
Lophophora koehresii – Koehresii is the second smallest of the Lophophoras. It has big pale pink flowers variety and unusually thin petals with darker midstripes. It is a globular spineless like the other Lophophora members with a large tap root and very interesting flower with pink to brownish coloured strips. It is a characteristically dark green colour. The ribs are more strongly in relief than others. Although this species usually grows as a single headed plant in its native habitat, in cultivation with time, once a mature plant reaches 5-6 centimetres in width, pups do begin showing themselves. The stem to root ratio is unique in this cactus having one of the largest subterranean roots of the genus Lophophora.
Please note these are general descriptions of wild specimens and are by no means definitive, there is a large variation even among the same species. It is possible to have a Diffusa looking Williamsii and vice-a-versa.
See our cactus propagation page for Lophophora cactus seed sowing tips.