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How to get peyote seeds?

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How to get peyote seeds?

Of course you can buy them, but you can also get peyote seeds from your own plants. Lophophora will naturally produce a fruit containing seeds after its flower stops blooming, so never put out a dry flower.It can take a few days to 1 month or more for the fruit to come, sometimes it never comes, nature decides to make it happen or not.The fruit usually contains 5-10 seeds and if cross-pollinated, the number can increase to 20 or more seeds. The cross-pollination process is made naturally when a bee comes to get some pollen from one lophophora then goes to another lophophora (have to be a different specie) looking for more pollen and at this stage the bee transfers the pollen from one plant to another one. This process can make a change in the dna of the future plant and new species can come to life if the seeds germinate and...

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Peyote seeds germination

Posted by Patrick Hijos-Calvo on

Propagating Peyote from seeds is a really rewarding experience but require great patience as lophophora williamsii is a really slow growing cactus. Peyote seeds can remain viable for years if kept dormant in a dry and dark place. You can get seeds from your own cactus plant or here, mature lophophora williamsii flower in response to watering and harvesting will produce a pink fruit containing 6-10 seeds, I sometimes got up to 30 seeds per pod by out crossing them. Peyote flowers should be fertilized with a small paint brush. I practice out crossing to get the most fertile seeds. I transfer some...

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