Lophophora williamsii ‘Puerto Sigala’ | ‘Peyote’, ‘Peyōtl’ | 25 seeds
This is yet another of our UK exclusives – Lophophora williamsii ‘Puerto Sigala’; collected at approximately 2,100 metres above sea level, near the tiny Mexican town of Puerto de Sigala, in Zacatecas state’s Villa de Cos municipality. Very limited stocks!
Lophophora williamsii (aka ‘Peyote’) is a small dark-green and spineless cactus, native to Mexico and southwestern Texas and found primarily in the Chihuahuan desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among scrub – especially where there is limestone. Growing to around fifteen centimetres high, williamsii is drought-tolerant and prefers full sun to partial shade.
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 human and has a history of ritualistic and medicinal use by indigenous Americans, who are likely to have used the plant 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.