Lophophora williamsii ‘Grandiflora’ | ‘Peyote’, ‘Peyōtl’ | Seeds
We’re very happy to offer the great quality Lophophora Williamsii var. grandiflora seed – a variety shrouded in mystery (well, no-one knows where it was first collected)! Another of our fabulous UK exclusives…
Lophophora Williamsii var. grandiflora is known for the formation of larger flowers than most varieties of this popular species. Generally exhibiting comparatively high germination rates compared to most williamsii varieties, grandiflora is curious in its reluctance to grow pups – although they may sometimes appear subsequent to damage.
Lophophora williamsii as a species is a deep to dark-green cactus, small and spineless and native to Mexico and southwestern Texas. It’s found primarily in the Chihuahuan desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas, where it grows to roughly fifteen centimetres in height. Williamsii is drought-tolerant and prefers full sun to partial shade, in wild scrub and limestone.
The English name ‘Peyote’ derives from the identically-spelled Spanish name, which in turn comes from the Nahuatl name ‘Peyōtl’, said to be derived from a root meaning “glisten” or “glistening”. The species has enjoyed a long relationship with humans, notably being used medicinally and ritualistically by indigenous Americans, who are collectively thought to have used this cactus for ceremonial purposes for at least five and a half thousand years.
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced