Lophophora williamsii ‘La Paloma’ | ‘Peyote’, ‘Peyōtl’ | Seeds
Lophophora williamsii ‘La Paloma’ is a slightly slower growing – but still cool! – ‘Peyote’ which originates from around the tiny Mexican town of La Paloma (“The Dove”), at roughly one thousand metres above sea level. The general area of the original collection, Ramos Arizpe municipality in Coahuila state (aka Coahuila de Zaragoza), is famous for its beautiful williamsii locality varieties, several others of which we also sell in this shop. This one’s another of our UK exclusives!
Lophophora williamsii is a deep to dark-green cactus species, small and spineless and native to Mexico and south-western 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 approximately fifteen centimetres tall. 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
We regret that we cannot sell this product to customers in Australia
This is due to international regulations. We recommend always checking your local laws before ordering.