Grafting peyote and other cacti

Grafting is a science and technique of connecting two pieces of living plant tissue together in order to grow them as a single plant. The plant will feed the seedling and increase it growth. Here we will learn together the basic techniques of how to graft and make your cacti grow faster to get mature sooner then with the natural process from the seed.

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Peyote cactus event in Thailand. Astrophytum, lophophora, ariocarpus and many more.

A few shots of the day we spent on June 9th at the "cactus and succulent fair event". Peyote cactus were present here and also a huge number of beautiful specimen from other species as well, so we had to go there and have a look and say hello to some friends there. We couldn't have our stand here that day, too busy lately we missed the opportunity. We had a wonderful day with all the friendly sellers, we...

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lophophora and the winter

As winter is coming I recommend to all lophophoras lovers living in areas with cold winter not to let your cactus outside during this season. They are not supposed to bear very cold temperature and they may freeze and die.You have 2 solutions.You can keep your lophophora dormant. It will then stop growing during its dormant period, save up its energy. It can wake up with more vigorous energy and also can stimulate flower production. Keep them in a...

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peyote babies

Peyote seeds germination

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...

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peyote seeds

The best and most affordable way to start your own peyote nursery is to grow your lophophora from seeds. That is the way I started 15 years ago.You can buy them here here or you can get them from your own plant. For that purpose you will need a lophophora but 2 of them is better. First you will wait that your precious cactus bloom at the same time if you have 2 of them. Normally the fruit will come...

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How to get peyote seeds?

Of course you can buy lophophora williamsii seeds, but you can also get them from your own peyote cactus. 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...

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