Lophophora Williamsii Var. Shafter Cactus Seeds
Shafter is a ghost town in Presidio County, Texas. Shafter was once a bustling mining town with a population as high as 4000, in 1940. It was a large mining town in the early 1900’s. Shafter Texas was once the site of a small Northern Lophophora williamsii population until it was wiped out in the early 21st century.
The Lophophora williamsii cactus, also known as peyote, is a rare spineless cactus native to Northern Mexico and South Texas. Most young plants have 5 ribs, while older specimens can grow up to 13 ribs. They usually grow solitary, but can also grow caespitose. They maintain a large subterranean taproot which acts as a water reservoir during the dry season. Once mature they regularly display beautiful pink flowers throughout the summer months. However, Lophophora is a slow growing cactus it can take a decade to reach flowering age. Dedication and patience will lead to healthy and rewarding plants. With fresh seeds, some guidance, and basic supplies anyone can grow Lophophora williamsii at home from seed and help preserve it for future generations. Lophophora enjoys the company of other plants and does well potted in large groups. It should be grown in partial shade to avoid damaging the cactus from intense sunlight.
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