LOPHOPHORA DECIPIENS (PEYOTE): LARGER PLANTS SOONER
It is always good news when a new breed is added to the psychedelic cactus family. Unique nuances are always welcome in the netherworld of mescaline. Lophophora decipiens is now being considered a seperate species of peyote cactus and not a variety of williamsii.
Originating in Torreon and El Ampero in the Mexican state of Coahuila the Lophophora decipiens is difficult to find in it’s native territories. Growing this species at home has a two-fold reward. It helps preserve a threatened species and provides endless insights for the keen psychonaut.
Overall this species is larger in every aspect to traditional peyote. The cactus bodies themselves are larger and grow faster. The white, pink or magenta flowers are also a larger flower with more robust petals. They can be easily grafted onto more virile growing species like Trichocerus for speedier growth.
Seeds germinate easily and produce many offsets that erupt with sensational seasonal flowers. One in one thousand will be pieballed with pale green and sport white flowers with a delicate pink stripe down each petal. Cross pollination is necessary with another decipiens if sterile seeds are to be avoided.