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Germination of

Lophophora williamsii

Peyote Cactus: Peyote, Pey?tl

Lophophora williamsii

Lophophora williamsii: Lophophora williamsii, commonly known as peyote, is a small, spineless cactus native to Mexico and southwestern United States. Peyote is a slow-growing plant that is generally propagated from seed. To germinate peyote seeds, begin by soaking them in room-temperature water for 24 hours. After soaking, plant the seeds in a well-draining cactus mix soil, covering them with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged, and place the pot in a warm, bright location. A heat mat set to 25-30�C (77-86�F) can also be used to promote germination. Germination can take up to several weeks, so patience is key when growing peyote.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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