Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)


Peyote, considered a living god, El Mescalito had a long history of use among the natives of northern Mexico and Southwestern USA – at least 5700 years, say archeologists. Then it was demonized and driven underground by the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. But thanks to the wonders of modern cultivation, you can have one of these sacred Lophophora williamsii in your own home.

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Please note that it's possible to receive 2- or 3-headed cacti, which are the result of intertwined roots from numerous seeds germinating together, or from a single split seed.

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii): El Mescalito, considered a living god

The Spanish named the demonic plant peyote, from the Nahuatl word peyotl. It’s is a small cactus with fuzzy tufts instead of spines that rarely rises more than 3-4 cm above the soil surface, the largest part of the cactus being its long underground taproot.

Peyote is native to southwestern Texas and Mexico, growing in scrubby desert and preferring limestone soil. Currently in Texas it has been over-harvested and its habitat increasingly used for ranching, to the point that peyote is listed as an endangered species. This is made worse by the fact that peyote is extremely slow growing, though cultivated ones grow faster, with mature, flowering and harvestable (approx 3 inches in diameter) adult cacti taking less than three years to grow from seed.

Only in the 1900s did peyote publicly rear it psychedelic head again, with the establishment of the Native American Church and the legal protection it was given for peyote rituals. Aldous Huxley tried mescaline under the supervision of Dr. Humphrey Osmond in 1953 and noted: "This is how one ought to see, how things really are." Huxley published his classic Doors of Perception about his mescaline experiences the following year.


Peyote is another of nature’s wonderful chemical factories, making more than 50 alkaloids. The most interesting of these is the powerful entheogen mescaline, which makes up about 0.3% of the fresh cactus and 1-2% dried.


The bit of the cactus above ground develops disc-shaped "buttons" that can be sliced off. Anywhere from 4 to 12 buttons are cut and chewed either fresh or dried, or made into tea.

Buttons should be sliced off at ground level or slightly above in order for new ones to grow. If you re-root your cactus by laying it in a porous, sandy soil or vermiculite/perlite mix and water regularly (allowing it to dry out between soakings), new roots will form from the cut base.

Peyote is extremely bitter and most people feel nausea before they feel the onset of psychoactive effects. Try not to eat anything for at least 6 hours – you’ll keep the buttons or tea down longer and extract more of the mescaline before you (inevitably) empty your stomach. Once intoxicated, you will probably feel your body temperature and heart rate rise, creating sweating and flushed skin. Remain calm; this is normal.

All general advice regarding powerful psychedelics applies (good set & setting, importance of an experienced guide or sitter if it’s your first time, not mixing with other medicines or alcohol, etc). Finally, have faith in the validity of your experience and try to integrate what you learn into your life. Peyote is a very special ‘helper’ plant and not to be taken casually.

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    Very good very nice
    The little cactus is alive and growing ! J'ai bien reçu le petit cactus, bien emballé dans un petit pot, en bon état, je l'ai rempoté, maintenant patience, je vais l'observer pendant qu'il se développe. :)


    Kam unbeschadet bei mir an


    Mort en 2 semaine .. Par ma faute..
    Il étais joli comme tout, effet très appreciable .. Mais je l'ai trop arrosé, et il n'as pas survécu a un déménagement . Mais il est arrivé super bien embalé, dans un petit pot tout mignon. J'en recommenderais un.


    Fue mi primer cactus. Lo tuve durante meses y no creció casi nada. No sé si será por que es asi o por fallos mios. Aun así me informe de como se cuida y sus riegos. Agobiado por su falta de crecimiento decidí empapar su tierra. AL dia siguiente se pudrió y se acabó. Cogí el de tamaño mas pequeño. Es muy dificil adquirir los de mas tamaño para poder usarlo ya en cuanto lleguen.


    attention à l'humidité
    3 ème essai , il faut surtout laisser s'enraciner dans une certaine auteur de terreau pour cactus et les mettre dans des ptits gravillons en dessous et surtout au dessus ce qui évitera aussi ces petites mouches de terreaux qui arrivent toujours la 2/3 eme semaines et qui sont très dures à éliminer même à l'huile de neem c'est increvable!! bon j'ai du trop arrosé car ils ont tous péri pourris.. peut être du aussi au fait que j'ai du pulvérisé trop d'huile pour les mouches.. j'en reprendrais des qu'il y'en aura de zam, a+


    Richtig cooler Kaktus
    Ein wirklich toller cooler Kaktus habe meine Robby genannt habe mir gedacht ist ganz witzig wegen Robbie Williams hört sich doch so ähnlich an wiePEYOTE (LOPHOPHORA WILLIAMSII) haha auf jeden Fall wächst er jetzt schon seit ca 2 Jahren bei mir süßer kleiner Kaktus


    Sehr nice
    Sehr nice zum hinstellen und lieb haben.


    petit mais treau jolie
    livraison rapide bien emballé au top merci zamnesia


    Great gift
    Beautiful little fellas!

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