Peyote plant with flower and fruit
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Kevin who has lost the time for his collection of peyote plants and now would like to sell them on. Kevin lives in the UK and has around 40 peyote plants for sale, mostly between 4 and 6 cm wide and many flowering every year. I asked Kevin for photos of the plants and as you can see from the handful of pictures accompanying this post his plants look healthy and well tended to.
If you are interested in buying some of the plants you will need to contact Kevin directly to agree on a price and arrange for shipping.
As always when you are looking to buy peyote plants or seeds, please check your local laws before doing so. All parts of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) plants and the seeds thereof are classified as Schedule I substances in the United States. Also, peyote is illegal to posses in France, Russia, and possibly more countries (if you have information on other countries where peyote has been illegalized please let me know; preferably with references)
Update, October 4, 2010
Kevin just informed me that all plants are sold. You might want to check this list of cactus vendors instead.
Peyote with seeds scattered in the tufts of trichomes
Mature peyote plant
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Shortly after posting on my lone Lophophora alberto-vojtechii seedling I was contacted by Jacopo who is also growing L. alberto-vojtechii. Jacopo started his seeds in three different batches and had germination rates ranging from 10% (like mine) to 45%; several plants were lost to fungal infections and algae, including a variegated L. alberto-vojtechii seedling, so Jacopo decided to graft some of the plants on Selenicereus grandiflorus stock for safekeeping. Below you can find a few pictures of his plants – all photos in this post are courtesy of Jacopo Simonetto, Valencia, Spain.
Lophophora alberto-vojtechii grafted on Selenicereus grandiflorus
Jacopo has five L. alberto-vojtechii plants in total – 3 grafted on Selenicereus grandiflorus stock plants and 2 on their own roots. He hopes that his two largest plants reach flowering size this summer (they are already 1 and 1.5 cm in diameter) so he can test the germination rate of verifiable fresh seeds ;-)
Two Lophophora alberto-vojtechii seedlings grafted on Selenicereus grandiflorus stock plants
As an aside, I really like the carnivorous plants in the pictures – especially the Dionaea muscipula (Venus Flytrap) in the first photo that seems just about ready to gulp down the defenseless Lophophora alberto-vojtechii seedling ;-) Also, the Drosera (Sundew) in the second image reminded me that I need to get a few of these plants to help me control the fungus gnats that are having a feast in some of my (non-cactus) plants.
Grafted Lophophora alberto-vojtechii, top view
Jacopo’s plants were started from seed 4-5 months ago and the grafts are 3 months old at the time of writing. I hope to be able to follow the plants as they (with a bit of luck ;-) flower and set fruits in the near future.
For comparison a picture is included below showing one of the seedlings still growing on its own roots – it’s relatively small but Jacopo told me that he grafted the biggest seedlings.
Lophophora alberto-vojtechii seedling
Monday, September 24, 2007
Dirk is a lucky man. Anyway, judged by the quality of his collection of crested and variegated cacti, he has to be ;-) I think you’ll agree after seeing the pictures that Dirk has been kind enough to let me share in this post.
Ariocarpus retusus var. elongata crest
I’m particularly fond of this photo of a cristate Ariocarpus retusus, resembling a plant creature one would not be too surprised to encounter in a Tolkien novel.
Dirk is living in Belgium and knows a commercial cactus grower in Holland who lets him pick and choose interesting seedlings when he’s visiting (to stock up on Harrisia for grafting). On this account Dirk has got quite a collection of variegated Lophophora.
Lophophora williamsii f. variegata
I especially like the pastel pink, yellow, and green colors of the above plant – it’s almost a wine gum look-alike ;-) But the rest of the collection is definitely also nice.
Lophophora williamsii f. variegata grafted on Harrisia
Lophophora williamsii f. variegata 'Zebra'
Collection of variegated Lophophora williamsii
Dirk also has plants showing dichotomous branching like these beautifully symmetric two-headed Obregonia denegrii and Lophophora williamsii plants.
Two-headed Obregonia denegrii
Collection of two-headed Lophophora williamsii
Last I heard from Dirk he had just returned from a visit to the 2007 ELK. He had tried to obtain a cristate Lophophora – unfortunately without any luck. You can see more of Dirk’s amazing collection at his cactelders web site.
I hope you enjoyed this featured collection - if you have pictures or information you would like to share, you can drop me a mail at “lophophora [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com”.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Some time ago Rory contacted me to discuss cacti and mycorrhizal associations (an interesting subject that might be brought up in a later post). During our conversations Rory revealed himself as an avid Lophophora grower with an impressive collection of mature and well-grown plants. Rory has kindly allowed me to share some pictures of his plants.
Flowering Lophophora williamsii, close-up
Large pot of Lophophora williamsii
The largest of the L. williamsii plants in this pot are approximately 25 years old. One of the plants in the central group (a bit above and to the left of the center) has been decapitated and set 4 offshoots. One of these has not yet developed a central growing point and appears somewhat cristate, but Rory expects it to develop as normal with time. The removed top was rooted and is also growing in the central group of plants (slightly below center; wool removed from areoles), and is flowering regularly.
Large pot of Lophophora fricii
According to Rory the compost used for the L. fricii plants are not drying fast enough. Consequently the plants are kept on the dry side which accounts for the red coloration shown by some of them. The largest of the plants (with a total of 9 offsets) has only grown 1cm (~0.4'') in the past 9 years so Rory is planning on repotting the plants in a new mix and expects this to speed up growth.
Lophophora diffusa about to flower
The above L. echinata diffusa plant is just about to flower - unfortunately it’s too overcast for the flowers to open properly.
Large pot of Lophophora williamsii v .caespitosa
To top things off (or just to make me completely envious ;-) Rory also threw in a photo of a nice, mature Ariocarpus fissuratus specimen.
Flowering Ariocarpus fissuratus
I hope you enjoyed this “guest appearance” - I for one would like to see more of Rory’s plants. If you have pictures or information you would like to share, you can drop me a mail at “lophophora [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com”.
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