Lophophora Williamsii v Sierra Santa Rosa Seeds
Lophophora williamsii v Huizache type locality. These fresh Lophophora williamsii cactus seeds will grow into a blueish plant with a globular shape. The Lophophora williamsii cactus, also known as peyote, is a rare spineless cactus native to Mexico and South Texas. Lophophora williamsii produces white wool and grows ribs in well-defined lines as it ages, these ribs can be used as an indicator of the plants approximate age. Most plants young plants have 5 ribs, while older specimens can reach up to 13 ribs. It usually grows solitary, but can also grow caespitose. It maintains a large subterranean taproot which acts as a water reservoir during the dry season. It is a very rewarding cactus to grow because of its lack of spines, and once mature it regularly displays beautiful pink flowers throughout the summer months. Another bonus is that with most williamsii plants, only a single specimen is required to produce seed. However, Lophophora is a lethargic grower and can easily take a decade to reach flowering age under ideal conditions. They can be finicky to grow but need not be discouraged, as dedication and persistence will lead to healthy plants. This small cactus is very slow growing, but with fresh seed and the correct supplies anyone can grow Lophophora williamsii cactus seeds at home and help preserve it for future generations. It requires a well draining soil, dry conditions and infrequent watering. Lophophora enjoys the company of other plants and does well in potted in large groups. It should also be grown in partial shade to avoid damaging the cactus from intense sunlight.
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