Lophophora Williamsii Cactus | Wild Specimen
Our wild grown specimens are grown from seed in a way that mimics wild Chihuahuan desert conditions. Life is not easy, as water and nutrients are withheld to mirror natural wild conditions and harden plants. These Lophophora williamsii grow in an almost entirely mineral soil, replicating the limestone rich soils they naturally grow in. They are also grown in full sunlight. These conditions severely limit the speed at which they grow, however, it results in exceptionally strong plants. As a result they take on a flatter wild appearance akin to their in situ counterparts. Most plants will appear smaller for their age because of these difficult conditions.
These Lophophora williamsii cacti are a mature flowering size. Lophophora williamsii is a solitary spineless cactus. Its stem is glaucous green, dull bluish or greyish green, very succulent, globular, top-shaped, or somewhat flattened up to 6 cm tall, 12 cm diameter, with a woolly top; The subterranean portion of the stem, which is as wide as the aerial portion, extends several cm below the surface of the ground and transitions smoothly into a large taproot which may extend over 25 cm below ground level.
Pick your own cactus – The specimen shown is the exact cactus you will receive in pot and all. Photos taken June 2021.
Our regular Lophophora williamsii cacti can be found on this page.
See our cactus propagation guide on how to best care for your Lophophora williamsii.