PEYOTE CACTUS Lophophora williamsii

PEYOTE CACTUS Lophophora williamsii ***Canada addresses only. Illegal to ship to USA.***

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The peyote, scientific name Lophophora williamsii, is a small, spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline. It flowers from March to May, and sometimes as late as September. The flowers are pink, with thigmotactic anthers (like Opuntia).

The various species of the genus Lophophora grow low to the ground and they often form groups with numerous, crowded shoots. The blue-green, yellow-green or sometimes reddish-green shoots are mostly flattened spheres with sunken shoot tips. They can reach heights of 2 to 7 centimeters (0.79 to 2.76 in) and diameters of 4 to 12 cm (1.6 to 4.7 in). Spines are absent. Flowers open during the day, are from 1 to 2.4 cm long, and reach a diameter from 1 to 2.2 cm.

Caution poison: Hallucination, agitation, tachycardia, mydriasis, hypertension and vomiting. Most poisoning occurred after ingestion of the plant or its decoction.

USA Restriction: We're sorry we cannot ship these seeds to USA addresses, as per USA laws. If we sent them, you (the importer) could be charged. Please do not order these if you live in the USA. Orders for the USA will be refunded, minus a 5.00 processing fee, as all USA orders are sent for seeds inspections (USA border law) and the paperwork will be rejected. Thank you for your understanding. These seeds can safely be ordered and shipped to Canadian addresses, as there are no laws in Canada that restrict these seeds!

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: Fill small pots with compost mix, and soak the compost using boiling water to kill parasites. Allow to drain and cool for about an hour.  Sprinkle seeds evenly over the compost mix. Cover the pots with plastic, or place in a clear ziplock bag. Place in a well lit window but not in direct sunlight. Temperature should reach above 80(26 degrees C) to 110(43 degrees C) degrees F during the day, and must dip below 80 at night for best germination results. If seed trays begin to dry out, spray to moisten the surface. Seeds should germinate within 4 to 20 days. When seedlings are about four months old begin acclimatizing by opening the bag to reduce moisture. Keep seedlings in indirect sunlight for about six months. The plants should have a lush green color. If they appear to turn red it means they are getting too much light.

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