Beautiful Lophophora williamsii (Peyote) clusters
These nice Peyote clumps have a total diameter of 4-5 cm. This plants is also known as Lophophora williamsii v. caespitosa. The only difference between regular Lophophora williamsii and Lophophora williamsii var. caespitosa is that the caespitosa form creates many buttons / sprouts and eventually forms big pads of Peyote.
Taking care of your Lophophora williamsii cluster
The right soil and container
Peyote clusters demand the same treatment as regular Lophophora williamsii and other Lophophora species. They need a mineral soil with at least 50% coarse sand. Stay away from peat-based soils because it lowers the pH and cacti really hate it. use a container which is slightly bigger in diameter than the plant. Lophophora cacti like tight spots and you should only replant them when they are growing out of their container. Lophophora species are known for their tap roots. Especially Lophophora koehresii can form a massive root. This is why we recommend a special lophophora container which is deeper than regular containers.
How to get your Peyote to grow and flower
Lophophora species like it warm during summer (25-30°C) and they need strong but indirect light. In nature Peyote is often found under small bushes which provide some shade and at protects them from full sun. Only water Lophophora (and most other cacti and succulents as well) when they soil is completely dry. In winter you should keep your plant completely dry at a temperature around 10°C. Lophophora species can flower all summer if you provide them the conditions described above.
|Common name||Peyote, Peyotil, Duivelswortel|
|Plant Size||4 – 5 cm|
|Minimum temperature||10 ºC|
|Synonyms||Anhalonium williamsii, Ariocarpus williamsii, Echinocactus williamsii, Lophophora echinata, Mammillaria williamsii|