Cacti Guides' Lophophora Guide

If you have a cactus plant and need help identifying it, this is the place to post it.
DaveW
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Can't remember when I got it, probably five years old.
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Hi ipdown, I have no idea but yours might be a L.williamsii. Check it out.
I have such a plant, not grafted, and I never give it any water from October to March. Thus I Have no problems with overwaterings.
During summer mine resides on the balcony in half shade and takes whatever the rain will bring (without a saucer, of course! and in pure pumice).
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Hi DaveW, how are you?
Were YOU five years old, when you got that beautiful button, or was IT that old? :oops:
... I am no native speaker, you know... ](*,)
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The plant was five years old, I am just in my second childhood at 80!
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Yesterday I noticed it got a fruit! :D
It means I will have seeds from it, right?
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You will get pure seeds as long as you have no other Lophophora species that have outcrossed with it and it is self fertile. I never save my Lophophora seeds since I have most of the supposed different species growing together, therefore I would probably finish up with random hybrids if set.
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DaveW wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:49 am You will get pure seeds as long as you have no other Lophophora species that have outcrossed with it and it is self fertile. I never save my Lophophora seeds since I have most of the supposed different species growing together, therefore I would probably finish up with random hybrids if set.
This is the only mature specimen I have. I have also some 1 year old seedlings I grow from random seeds, but they are not even here, and are still so tiny that they are out of question
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I am not sure this a Lophophora williamsii, it looks a bit different doesn't it?
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Hi everybody,
great pictures! Since last fall, I have two L. williamsii. The last years, my older (Dr.Berg 03) flowered rarely. Late last year I got another one (Mex 54) that looked as if it would flower a lot. So I placed them next to each other, firstly indoors, then outdoors.
You know what? Since February (when they are usually dormant!) the two flower & bloom alternatingly. As if each one wanted to please the other one. The day before yesterday, they even flowered "stereo". :P

Only one question: I often see such plants clustering and clumping, while mine stay "solitaires".
Is that normal? Is there something I could do better?

Also I have read that L.w. grow taproots. Thus I planted my old one in deep taproot-pot some years ago. The new one has a normal pot. What do you think about translanting into a deep pot?

Thanks
Nachtkrabb

Older L. wiliamsii Dr. Berg 03
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Newer L. williamsii Mex 54
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