Peyote Cactus is a small, spineless cactus, (Lophophora williamsii), whose principal active ingredient is the hallucinogen mescaline.
From earliest recorded time, peyote has been used by natives in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States as a part of traditional religious rites.
Peyote is also sold in Mexico as a medicine against blindness, fever and many other diseases.Although the areas Lophophora Williamsii is commonly found in are usually very dry and receive much harsh direct sunlight, the cactus itself often grows in the shade of another cactus or nearby shrub.
Once Peyote reaches a diameter of around 7cm, Peyote begins producing side pups, and may eventually form large clumps. Peyote will do well in any free draining compost mix. Although to promote flowering it is recommended to add Gypsum.
Calcium is also thought to benefit Peyote. A good mix would be: 1/3 coarse sand**1/3 Perlite**1/3 Potting compost.
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