Saturday, January 01, 2000

Cactus seed and plant retailers

Below is a list of retailers/nurseries selling cactus seed and plants. I've only listed vendors I've done business with.

If you are looking to buy peyote seeds or plants, please check your local laws before doing so. All parts of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) plants and the seeds thereof are classified as Schedule I substances in the United States. Also, peyote is illegal to posses in France, Russia, and possibly more countries.

Seeds
Jan Martin Jecminek has a lot of different seed. Many with locality information.

Another Czech seed retailer is Chrudimsky kaktusar. They are also selling plants. The germination rate of Pavel Pavlicek's seed is incredibly high.

Yet another Czech vendor is Jaromír Dohnalík (the Czechs are big in the cacti business).

Kaktusy Ryšavý has many different Lophophora seeds with locality information (and is by coincidence also Czech ;-).

If you can't find the seeds you're looking for at Steve Brack's Mesa Garden, you probably can't find it anywhere (except peyote seeds - illegal in the USA).

Köhres-Kakteen also have a large selection of cactus seeds - you can find their Lophophora seeds on their general cactus seed list (offering thousands of different varieties of cacti) or have a look at the dedicated "peyote seed list" found at Lophophora.info.

Navajo Country - Pediocactus, Sclerocactus, Navajoa, Toumeya and other hardy cacti.

Plants
Mesa Garden, Uhlig-Kakteen, Kakteen-Haage, and Albert Plapp all have huge selections of plants.

The German retailer Kakteen Kliem has a good selection of plants with locality information.

Affiliate Links
cactusplaza_4I have joined Cactus Plaza's affiliate program meaning that if you click through to Cactus Plaza and make a purchase, I'll receive a commission helping me to run this blog. Prior to joining the program I tested the quality of Cactus Plaza's goods and services by ordering this splendid crested Lophophora williamsii.

Seedlingservice.com (also by CactusPlaza) offers healthy and naturally grown seedlings of cacti and other succulents.


Grafting stock
Allies (formerly ...of the jungle) carries a good selection of Trichocereus cuttings (I bought Trichocereus 'Juul's Giant'). The people at Allies are extremely helpful and friendly, and their cuttings are healthy and good value.



Peyote plant with flower and fruit

85 comments:

  1. Just for your information we are www.divinecactus.com and have the cheapest and best selection of lophophora seeds and plants for sale on the net

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  2. Hi there;
    Just for your info, Mesa Garden out of New Mexico, does offer Lopho seeds. The only one not offered is the "williamsii" species. According to US law, that is the only species recognized as currently illegal to possess.
    Seeds listed here are from Mesa Garden
    Lophophora, /3,6,8,13,14-16/ low plants, thick taproot
    548-diffusa very soft pale grey-green stem 2.50*
    548.4-diffusa v koehresii San Francisco, SLP, tiny body, pink fl 3.00*
    549-fricii with pink flowers 2.50*
    549.2-fricii Parras, Coah 2.00+
    550.6-decipiens powdery grey 2.50*

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  3. earthalchemy.net also offer a wide range of loph seed, trichs and some other sacred cacti as well

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  4. divinecactus got me busted, package was leaking dirt in the mail, it didnt make it through customs.
    customs label was suspicious.
    poorly packaged, no replys to emails, police said they basicly ratted me out.
    stupid ordering lopho's from a country they are illegal in, yes. but proper packaging and believable customs label would have saved me 10 years probation, my job, my house. etc.

    dont be stupid, order legal mescaline containing cacti if that is why you are buying it. like san pedro and peruvian torch.

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  5. I've tried to work with divinecactus, but they are extremely difficult on the customer service end of things. No replies to emails, requests, or any updates. So, I didn't place an order. Either they are in business or they are not. In my country all of this is legal.

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  6. sweden has some nice and cheap lophophora seeds and plants for sale, search google for:

    www.succseed.com

    and

    wermlanddesertplants///cacti svante

    excellent stuff!!!

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  7. I just recentley ordered a 100 seeds and a 1cm peyote plant and all came within a week highly reccomend them and i have hadd 100% germination so far

    http://www.botanical-cacti.mfbiz.com/

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  8. One hundred seeds and a 100% germination rate - that's very convincing ;-) Please note that I'm in no way affiliated with nor have any experience with the retailers mentioned in the comments. I allow the comments as they might be relevant - but they might as well be people promoting their own sites.

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  9. Nicholas FlamelMay 02, 2007 2:22 AM

    These anonymous people are bullshitters trying to promote their own site.

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  10. I saw a pretty cool site with seeds and pereskiopsis and stuff.. Check it out. www.cactiperfecti.com

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  11. Hi
    After being told about the comments written about us (Divine Cactus) on here by 'Anonymous', we did not really feel the need to respond, but it seems from one or two emails we have received that there are people out there that believe this rubbish.

    We must be doing a good job - if they feel the need to diss us. We send the best organically grown plants without soil and very well protected and packaged. We have been sending plants by mail order for 3 years, hundreds per week, and our packaging is 2nd to none. We have many many happy customers.

    thank you
    Divine Cactus

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  12. Divine cactus are excellent

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  13. see, it is that easy to comment!!
    I could of easily said anything about us or anyone else - true or false.

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  14. divinecactus, I understand that you are disgruntled by the commenter stating he got busted after doing business with you, and by the comment claiming you're not answering emails. I also agree in your statement that anonymous comments inherently should not be trusted. On the other hand, if the allegations mentioned in the "busted" comment and the consequences thereof are correct, that might explain the commenter's need for anonymity.

    As mentioned in a previous comment I have no experience with any of the retailers (divinecactus included ;-) referred to in the comments – and all opinions stated in the comments are purely those of the commenter and are not the view of the Lophophora Blog.

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  15. hi,
    i am from turkey. is there a retailer which can send me lophophora plants

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  16. I would expect large retailers like Uhlig and Plapp to ship plants to Turkey (if Lophophora is legal in Turkey), but some of the smaller retailers might be willing as well. Given that Turkey is not (yet) a member of the European Union you probably have to deal with CITES documents etc, if importing cacti from Europe.

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  17. Have you ever tried this vendor http://www.koehres-kaktus.de/ ?

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  18. Gerhard Köhres is certainly on my list of vendors I would do business with, but I’ve actually never ordered anything from him (yet;-) I’ve mostly bought seeds from Czech growers – many of them have a large selection of seed with locality information, good germination rates, and are very reliable. If anyone has experience with Köhres Kaktus, please share the information.

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  19. Hi, I have just recently bought a couple lopophora williamsii var. caespitosa only for collection purposes, one is 9cm and the other is 5-6cm the guy i bought from has shipped here before and has never had problems.(not revealing country as of yet, because it is illegal and i don't want to heighten the awareness) I'm hoping that nothing comes up like the other anonymous guy, if it truly did happen. I'm so sick and tired of my country's stubbornness with the drug war, I'd give my life to know it will put an end to the prejudice bull that has led to hundreds of thousands of decent people put in prison for trying to live life the way they wish to live it.

    Anyway, i love your site, it is definitely one of a kind, keep up the great work...oh and try to get yourself an albino loph :P, ive seen 2 or 3 on a forum I am in, beautiful specimens, they have to be grafted to something though, just thought you would enjoy something like that, take care of them beauties.

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  20. Thanks, and good luck with your plants. Actually I once grew an albino Lophophora williamsii seedling but lost it due to my inferior Pereskiopsis grafting skills.

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  21. ah man, that blows, id love to see more albinos, they are just beautiful. i got my lophophoras in today, one flowered while traveling to me but fell off so i didnt get to see it, but oh well..ive got plenty of time to watch these little guys grow into monsters. one of them came to me a bit mushy...but i think i can save it....they came from http://www.kakteen-plapp.de/shop/index_en.html, i had a friend in the UK buy them and ship em out to me in trade for a couple trichocereus hybrids.

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  22. Hi

    A friend gave me a bare root Lop Will...How do I repot it.. In sand to get the roots going, or normal cactus soil. Should I wait a few weeks to water.

    Thanks

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  23. I would leave the plant to dry for a couple of days before potting it, just in case some of the roots are wounded or broken. Normal cactus soil will do alright (as long as it's well drained), but make sure that the soil is completely dry when potting. Don't water the plant for the first couple of weeks (again you want to make sure that all wounded surfaces have time to callus) - depending on the plant's size, health and growing conditions, you might even want to withhold water until the beginning of the next growing season (if you live in the northern hemisphere that is ;-)

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  24. thank for your help.

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  25. My plant is small 3.5 cm...it looks good except that it is very soft near the base just above the root line...what should I do with it, It has been trying for a few days now...top 3/4 plant is medium hard. Any suggestions would be very helpful or is this normal for bare root plant.

    thank you

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  26. From your description it sounds like a normal, healthy plant. I think the soft tissue just above the root line is the first sign of water depletion, but as long as there's no signs of rot your plant should be fine. If it's been drying for some days, I would plant it in bone dry soil and not water for some weeks. Use fast draining soil, i.e. soil that dries completely in a couple of days after being watered (more cultivated peyote plants have probably died from too much water than too little ;-)

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  27. thank you....It has been planted in dry soil...no water for a few weeks..I have it in my grow station..it gets to around 34 max temp and 22 min...I have lights(full spec)5000k on timer for 14 hours a day... Should I keep the plant in the growing stage or put it into the dormant stage? I would love to see it flower but I don't know how old the plant is. It's about 3.5 almost 4 cm.

    Thank again

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  28. That would be about flowering size. I'm keeping all of my plants dormant during winter and have no experience using artificial grow lights, so I can't say if the plants will flower readily if kept in "continuous growth mode". The youngest plant that has flowered for me was a 3 year old seedling grown in my unheated greenhouse. During winter these plants are kept bone dry and dormant as they are subject to periods of sub-freezing temperatures and very low light levels. But off course, that's not an argument that a dormancy period is actually required to set flowers ;-)

    On the other hand, it would be an interesting experiment to keep the plants growing without a dormancy period. Usually they flower quite freely once started.

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  29. I was able to get another one..so now I have one near the window..aprox temp 15..and one in grow room.... the one near the window I will not give water at all...the one in the grow room gets water once a month.. will be interesting to see difference in growing ..if any.

    thank again

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  30. Just promoting my own site as well :) We have lots of Lophophora varieties, seeds and plants for sale as well. We try to stay competitive, have not found many people as cheap on seeds as us. We grow all our own plants and seeds, so I think they are likely the freshest around. great germ rates! also have many other cactus species. http://kadasgarden.tripod.com/cacti.html

    I would also like to second kohres i have bought from him and liked his stock. I find many vendors buy their stock from him. Seems popular! I would also like to suggest cactus heaven. i have had mostly great experience with them!

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  31. Hi,
    I 'd like to buy a lophophora williamsii grafted on a pereskiopsis... if you 've it off course...
    I'm french, so , SOrry for my english, I hope you'll understand me.
    fortinfamily@hotmail.fr

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  32. Sorry, I'm neither selling plants nor seeds. I'm not sure if any of the retailers listed above are selling peyote grafted onto Pereskiopsis - but they sure are selling all the different parts you need to do it yourself ;-)

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  33. Dear cactus lovers,
    I am the owner of a small hobby nursery in the Netherlands, www.cactusplaza.com

    I sell and provide information on natural and healthy cultivated Lophophora species.

    I think my precies are more then reasonable. I offer seeds and plants of around 30 species and subspecies of Lophophora.

    If you order Lophophora williamsii or other Lophophora at CactusPlaza or any other store make sure your order is ok for your local laws and customs.

    Sincerely,
    Allard
    CactusPlaza

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  34. You mention waiting a couple weeks after repotting a newly received Loph specimen. Are you talking about only during the winter? Or at all times. I've received a few Loph specimens both on their own roots and grafted. All arrive with healthy tap roots intact. I have been potting them in cactus mix and watering them after just a couple days. They all seem to have done fine. What might happen bad by watering to soon after potting a newly received specimen?

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  35. Divine cactus is a rip off.

    Ripped me off for $300+ and status never changed from "processing". Plants never shipped, zero response.
    Inexcusable! Don't ever order from
    www.divinecactus.com.
    There are far better, more reputable growers out there.
    Don't ever order from
    www.divinecactus.com.

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  36. Sorry about that rocket, I don't know anything about Devine Cactus except they never returned any of my messages when trying to contact them. That alone stopped my from going through them. I'll tell you the places I have personally had good dealings with. Kadas Garden, and Cactus heaven. Kada has posted here earlier in the comments with his link, and No I don't have any affiliations with either of them I just can vouch for them from personal experience.

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  37. Oh yeh, I have also ordered from Mesa Garden. I sent them cash and they were quick to send my seeds. I don't work for them either.

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  38. June 5 an anonymous commenter asked about my re-potting procedure. Usually when I receive new plants or re-pot old ones, I let the plants rest uprooted for some time before planting them again. I then plant in bone dry soil and do not water the plants until several days after re-potting. This is done as a precaution to avoid root rot. Even if the tap root seem intact it is almost impossible not to damage some of the finer roots - and if they are not properly healed before the plant is soaked they are more susceptible to rot. As mentioned this is just a precaution, in many cases (like yours) you might not experience any problems with re-potting and watering the plants without waiting, but I prefer the prudent approach when my plants are at stake ;-)

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  39. hello,

    first i want to say, that your blog is absolutely awesome and i hope you´ll keep on doing such great work:-)

    i also got two questions:
    first: Do you know, whether the L.w. var. jourdania also produces all the alcaloids like the original L.W.? (the reason for this question is really just interest and NOT any drug-abuse-thoughts!!)
    second: there are no informations about your person given in your blog but i would find it interesting to know what kind of person wou are..so could you tell anything about you?

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  40. Hello Lopho-student,

    Thanks for your kind words; below you'll find my answers to your questions.

    1) The only alkaloid study on Lophophora jourdaniana I know of is Habermann's comparative study of different Lophophora species/varieties. I don't have a copy of the original paper but the results are reproduced in Dr. Roman Štarha's appendix on Lophophora chemistry appearing in Rudolf Grym's book Rod/Die Gattung Lophophora. The results given for L. jourdaniana are mescaline: 0.690±0.105 and pellotine: 0.710±0.089, and the numbers for the "typical" form of L. williamsii are mescaline: 0.709±0.032 and pellotine: 0.296±0.065. All results are given in milligrams (mg) of alkaloid per gram (g) of living plants (i.e. not dehydrated plant material). So according to these results the mescaline content of L. jourdaniana is comparable to that of L. williamsii while the pellotine content is much higher; still the pellotine content of L. jourdaniana is much lower than that of L. diffusa and L. fricii. The book doesn't mention any results for other alkaloids than mescaline and pellotine.

    2) Regarding my person, I prefer to stay anonymous (except to a select few ;-) but I guess a couple of facts can't harm; I'm a Danish, male, computer scientist with a keen (some, including my girlfriend, would say nerdy) interest in cacti. Alternatively you can describe me as a happy amateur that rambles on about my plant passion on this blog ;-)

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  41. hi Lophophora,

    thanks for your 'prejudice-free' and professional answer.(that´s not what i expected after getting some answeres to the same question in another blog).

    When i was googling the book you mentioned i found the article 'Sacramental and Medicinal Cacti' written by Michael S. Smith and it seems to be another good source in case of Lopho-questions.

    I also found a french online-bibliothek(http://cactuspro.com/biblio/).
    Maybe it´s worth taking a look into it..

    After posting my first question i noticed it was in 'Seed and plant retailers' what was a bit stupid i guess.

    So at least now i wanna say something to this topic: i´ve made some good experiences with hood.de
    you can find there interesting offers for many different lophophora types.
    Kakteen-Haage also seems to be a good address and i´ll do some business with them in a few weeks..

    That´s all for now and thank you very much again for your answer.

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  42. hi Lopho-student,

    Well, you asked a valid question that deserved a decent answer. Cactus alkaloids are the subject of quite a few serious chemistry papers, so from my point of view it is not a "druggie" question at all. If you are genuinely interested in the Lophophora genus it is almost impossible to ignore its chemistry and the chemical differences among the species/varieties.

    I agree that Michael S. Smith is a good source on Lophophora. The only book I have by Michael S. Smith is Narcotic and Hallucinogenic Cacti of the New World - as I understand it, Sacramental and Medicinal Cacti is a significantly revised and expanded version of this book. If you get hold of a copy I would very much like to hear your evaluation of it.

    http://cactuspro.com/biblio/ is a great resource; especially their copy of The cactaceae by Britton and Rose is a scoop.

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  43. Hello Lophophora,

    when i found the article i immediately downloaded it so if you want i can send it to you. Then you can make you your own picture of the article..

    Today i´ve received an adult L.jourdania and two 2,5cm L.W. :-))
    I just paid 25€ for them on hood.de and i immediately graftet one offshot of the L.j. on a Trichocereus pachanoi and also one of the L.W.

    I´m happy like a small kid and i´m looking forward to seem them growing..

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  44. hoho i enjoyed reading this blog! :D
    i'm actually the owner of one of the "albino" lophophora's mentioned above and i have read about your achlorophyllous loph that sadly didnt make it, being as at that time the info you posted in your blog was all that i could find on the subject...
    anyway i have managed to clone it and regraft onto myrtillo, so now i have two :)

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  45. Lopho-student, sure I would like a copy of the article - you can reach me via the email address "lophophora [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com". And good luck with your new plants - hope the grafts are taking. Regarding Sacramental and Medicinal Cacti, does anybody know how the online copy compares to the published book? Is the book much extended or does it follow the online version closely?

    uarewotueat , I'm glad to hear that your albino plant is doing fine and even multiplying. If you feel like sharing photos of your plants on this blog, please contact me on the above email address (of course you are also welcome to drop me a mail saying you are not interested - then I can try to convince you what a great idea it is ;-)

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  46. Hello Lophophora,

    i´ve sent you the copy of the article but i don´t know how it compares to the book..

    My Grafts are taking well;-) except of one of the older ones. He looks a bit shrivelled..

    Hope you like the copy and thanks for your fertilization-answere in the discussion group:-)

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  47. I have dealt with kada at kadagardens.com and he is a great guy.He will answer all of your lopho needs and will respond quickly.Plus he is the cheapest one around.Check it out!There are very detailed steps of how he does his grafting and growing.If nothing else,go there and learn.

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  48. Hello Lophophora enthusiasts. I jsut wsanted to let everyone know about a new Canadian website with plenty of information on the species Lophophora as well being a new source for seeds and plants. You can visit the site at http://www.magicactus.com

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  49. hi
    are there any lophophora reatilers in the UK?

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  50. I have a couple of very small plants that I keep in a shallow Bonsai dish with a "bonsai" arrangement, replete with old chards of indian pottery, obsidian arrowheads, some old 45 calibre casings, some interesting rocks, some small animal bones. The surface is some nice tan natural desert surface gravel from near Death Valley in California. Basically it looks like a slice of the desert simply transfered from the desert to my Bonsai dish. I recomend this as a wonderful and pleasant way to display your Lophophora. I have no interest in eating my garden. 40 years ago I shopped in a mercado near the Huichol country. I remember buying peyote from olde women sitting on the ground. So I have been there, done that. Anyway I thought I would share my garden idea with those who might have an interest in finding a interesting way of enjoying their plants in ways other that eating. BTW my bonsai garden is about 25 years old. It lives inside my home in Northern California. Gets almost no water. Just sits there. The plants do not seem to have grown at all in that period of time. I would like to see them grow, but if they don't want to, that is OK. I just enjoy my little natural tablau of nature. It quietly reminds me of my youth.

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  51. I can relate to that idea. Last year my father got some of my Epithelantha and Lophophora seedlings and planted them in a bonsai like arrangement - it looks quite good but as you say, you have to accept that the plants are stunted in their growth.

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  52. I'll vouch for Divine Catus, very professionally packaged and very healthy specimens as well. Also threw in an extra for prolonged shipping due to the terrible snow storms England had earlier this year.

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  53. Mr. Loph, most esteemed Cacti enthusiast! I wanted to say thank you, have followed your site closely for a while now, sharing your journey into all things loph- loved the albino. Please do keep up the good work. It's Appreciated. I have a passion for "sports", cristates, Purple coloured and the like. Unlike all those promoting themselves here I thought it better to thank you for your valued efforts.

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  54. Divine Cactus has always shipped thier cactus completely professionally, have top notch cacti i.e. loph.will. and may not return every single email but give me a break.. They are the only company I can find that has the courage to supply some lucky people in the U.S. with quality lophs!! Thumbs up.

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  55. i have peyotes and san pedro seeds from cactusplaza and they're lovely 22 cactus poped for now. still have 3 or 4 days germination so i recon about 60% to 70% good germination.

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  56. Will also vouch for devine cactus, done business with them over the years and will continue to do so. I have only had one casualty but suspect that was down to my inexperience in handling/repoting. I have bought seed and large/expensive specimens from them and all has been top notch.

    PS - if you write a nice email, they do write back. If you cuss them and threaten the wrath of God etc etc I suspect that puts them off.

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  57. I have been trying to figure out what a really good cactus soil involves, part for part.
    Frank mentions 'magicatus.com'.It would appear that the man has the answer.Maybe he could please explain what it is.

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  58. http://rapidshare.com/files/160941791/2001.pdf

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  59. If you want to find good quality cheap plants then look for cactus nurserys rather than companys specialising in peyote, for example I managed to find a healthy 20 to 30 year old williamsii for a mere 25 pounds! 6.80 shipping!

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  60. also can anyone give advice on keeping very young L.williamsii (germinated last/this month) seedlings alive this winter? do the babys still need to be kept moist or what? I realise that I probably germinated them a bit late but i really dont want to lose them. Also I'm really happy to find so many loph enthusiasts and look forward to many happy chats! Peace. Greg.

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  61. hello, I'm new here.
    I like to grow lophophora from seeds. i want to know how many species ( habitat/not cultivar ) are lophophora ?
    just for sharing, divinecactus=cactus heaven(ebay). I had buy seeds from him, and it's ok and safely arrived. I'm from Indonesia. And Kohres......I try and wait for the packing. But i think the shipping and packaging is too expensive. If Kohres can cut down the shipping and packaging it will very interseting for buying.

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  62. Paul, what constitutes a good cactus soil depends on several factors, like what plants you grow and the environment you grow them in (are your pots clay or plastic, what climate do you live in, what is your water regimen, etc). I recently posted my latest take on a cactus soil mix recipe – it’s not meant as a canonical description that must be followed rigidly but more as an example of how your soil mix might be composed; the possibilities for improvisation are endless ;-)

    Sad jester, thanks for posting the link to Roman Štarha’s book Sekundární metabolity čeledi Cactaceae (the title translates roughly as “Secondary metabolites in the Cactus family”, I think). I finally managed to get hold of a printed copy of the book a couple of years ago, but it’s great to have a PDF version also ;-)

    Greg, I agree that cactus nurseries are the better choice when buying plants - as you say, you are often able to find reasonably priced quality plants. Regarding keeping very young seedlings alive this winter, I would not let the seedlings go completely dormant. On the other hand I would not keep them moist all winter either, but try finding a balance where they get sufficient water not to shrivel but not enough to stay in active growth (and etiolate).

    Anonymous from Indonesia, I consider Lophophora diffusa, L. fricii, L. koehresii, and L. williamsii good species - possibly also the newly described Lophophora alberto-vojtechii but I would like to see more information on this species.

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  63. Recently in Dallas and Austin, Texas, USA: Never seen towns with that many peyotes behind the windows ............
    Prohibited in the USA.
    Officially it could be ......

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  64. I just noticed much of this thread is about the illegality of Lophophora in several countries, particularly the U.S. I just wanted to say that here in Canada, it is legal, and there are several reputable growers/dealers online. I'm not sure that many (if any) would be willing to export the plants or seeds, given the legal repercussions, but you never know. Although in the past I, like other Canadians, have been a disappointed with the variety of cacti availability on the Canadian market, I understand it, given that we have a relatively small population - I am glad though that Lophophora is not controlled here and we're free to pursue collecting these fantastic plants...I guess this is some consolation for the lack of variety in other plant material.

    My understanding is that in some states in the U.S. it is OK for people who are not First Nations to grow Lophophora - is this correct?

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  65. In regards to Divine cactus- sent 6 emails for one reply, that was 2 months. Then asked another question back in July 2009(I replied to her email) telling them I was ready to make a purchase it is now Nov.2009 and still no reply!!! Simple question they should know(mortality rate during shipping) Fairly simple question! So whomever keeps saying this place is great QUIT YOUR LIES. I am in USA so I doubt they ship here as they claim!

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  66. Regarding the legality of peyote in the U.S. I have to say that I'm neither a U.S. citizen/resident nor familiar with the details of U.S. laws. The Peyote Way Church of God homepage says "Peyote is currently listed as a controlled substance and its religious use is protected by Federal law only for Native American members of the Native American Church. Non-Indian Peyote use is protected in five states: AZ, NM, CO, NV, and OR." I read this as religious peyote use in general is permitted by the mentioned five states only, while it is illegal to poses any part of L. williamsii (including seeds) in any other U.S. state unless you are a registered member of the Native American Church or hold the required DEA (and local state) licenses.

    Maybe someone more familiar with U.S. law can fill us in on the details?

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  67. Does anyone know of any other Canadian vendors besides magicactus? Also, I ordered seeds once from divinecactus and my order came through very quickly although I had low germination rate. That could have been due to my own inexperience however...

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  68. Kada's Garden is another great vendor!

    http://www.kadasgarden.com/

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  69. i have orderd from devine cactus and custemer service did suck have not got it yet but will keep you posted. but do not order from shayanashop.com ferst order diyed in the mail(to could) but the big problem is the secont order thay sent me a very sick lophophora j and im still nursing it to health but the lophophora w i orderd is not a l williamsii not sher if it is a jourdana but it has spiens undr the tuffs and no responce from them on there mix up. the best luck i have had is with Kadasgarden prompt and helpfull have not got merchendice yet still wating for my crested l.w. to graft befor it can be sent but so far he is the most reliabel in custemer service. i have just found a web site but no respoce from them in 4 days.but if you have heard about Wholesale lophophora (cactuscrazygrope) let me know if i should mack more atempts to contact them thank you for this site and sorry of the spelling

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  70. Jesse, thanks for sharing your experiences with these vendors. Regarding Wholesale Lophophora (cactuscrazygroup), I have never done business with them - and to be honest I didn't know about their existence before you mentioned them, but judging from their website they sell nice plants at a reasonable price. Because of import restrictions (including requirements for CITES and phytosanitary certificates) I have never ordered plants from a Thai nursery (usually I stick to local European nurseries or buy (non-Lophophora) plants when visiting the U.S.), but I would be very interested to learn more about your experiences if you decide to do business with Wholesale Lophophora (cactuscrazygroup).

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  71. can i post pix on this site was wonting opinons on my lophophora w ,well what is supposed to be a l.w.

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  72. You can send your details via my contact form and I'll get back to you by email. Unfortunately it's not possible for you to post pictures on the blog - I'm working on implementing this feature using Google App Engine, but it's not ready yet ;-)

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  73. jesse
    i just got the order from devine cactus and im very happy with the 10 l.w. thay sent and i started the seeds to so i will keep you posted on my results(last time i started a 20 seed lophophora mix and got 18 to germinate) this time it is 1000 l.w . on the shayanashop.com order that i put in on the 5th of last month has not came yet and no reply from them, the devine cactus order i put in on the 15th and i got it 2 days ago not happy at all with shayanashop.com

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  74. jesse
    ok i just got the lophophora williamsi from cactuscrazzy and i must say that thay have blowen me away thay have the best price on lophophora and the size is more than stated the best vender i have delt with as far as price but not to fast on responce. i orderd 2 crested l.w and 2x 10+cm ,2x 7-8cm and 6x 5cm buttons all are bigger and i got a free diffusa koike very very happy

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  75. I HAVE HAD GREAT BUSINESS WITH CRAZY CACTI ALWAYS GOOD PACKING AND THE RIGHT CUSTUMS DOCUMENTS I HAVE NEVER DONE DEVINE CACTI SO NO HELP THERE BUT YOUR PRETTY CLOSE ON US LAW
    IDONT EAT THEM I JUST WATCH THEM GROW GREAT
    SITE GOOD INFO I PLANE ON MAKEING THE TRIP
    TO SOUTH TEX.SOON GOOD LUCK TO ALL .

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  76. CerberusExtract.com has peyote for sale in Canada. My order took 2 days and I had it!

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    1. Don't trust CerberusExtract.com. I ordered from Canada over a month ago, e-mailed my money (which Ben accepted within minutes) and haven't heard anything. They haven't sent my order and won't respond to e-mails.

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  77. Grafting stock: I've contacted Allies (now Allies online), but they don't send plant material out of the USA anymore.

    Do you have any suggestions for getting some good trichocereus cuttings? Myrtillocactus could be a possible substitute, but it's said to be slower-growing.

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  78. CactusPlaza (out of the Netherlands) sells Trichocereus pachanoi cuttings - if you need to do some serious grafting they also offer a slightly discounted "ten pack".

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  79. has anyone ordered seed for crazy cacti ????? i ordered over a week ago and im still witing for my tracking number that the guy was going to send me 6 days ago. if any one has info on this site please email jason@syndikit.co.za good or bad info

    thanks

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  80. i would like to add that i recently purchased from Kada's Garden.
    Received my order in 6 days. Fast delivery, well packaged and great customer service.

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  81. OK any pointers on securing L Williamsii plants stateside? Have read all the material on the dealers and either they will not ship, or they simply wont communicate.

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  82. i need some seeds, does any one give and help me, i dont find any of such plants are sold in side my country i am from india do any one help me in this

    pls mail me in this id sureshkumarpy@gmail.com

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  83. Divinecactus never answer questions sent to them. Good way to lose potential customers...

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  84. Can anyone help me? I've read that it's possible to revive a dead cactus but don't know much else on the subject. Mine has never grown well due to poor lighting & living in the northeast. It is about 6 months old, half the size of my pinky nail, light gray/brown & shriveled :(

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