Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

News: Discussion of psychoactive cacti and succulents

Author Topic: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed  (Read 12961 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline bright.eye

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:51:24 AM »
Hey everyone,
I'm finally getting around to posting my grow log for the three different varieties of Lophophora seeds that I planted earlier this month. There are approximately 100 seeds per pot. I planted them on the 8th of October and covered them with plastic wrap to hold in some moisture. I then gradually poked a few holes in the covers each day so that the plants could slowly adjust to the outside environment without drying out too much. These photos were taken 9 days after the seeds had been planted. The germination rates are varying quite a bit and I'm not really sure why this is happening.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 03:06:17 PM by admin »

Offline bright.eye

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 12:53:46 AM »
Lophophora williamsii v. koehresii
Lophophora williamsii v. decipiens
Lophophora Williamsii
« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 03:06:55 PM by admin »

Offline bright.eye

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 09:23:28 PM »
So immediately after i took those photos, I knocked over the pot with the Lophophora v. koehresii seedlings... :o I acted quickly to recover them and carefully handled the seedlings with tweezers, gently replanting them in another pot. They're doing alright, but I guess it's safe to say that I wont be seeing any additional seedlings of that variety popping up. Here's how they're looking today

Offline HorribleHippie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 07:37:08 AM »
Looking very good! Mishaps happen, I recently dumped a bunch of trichocereus seedlings that size.
If I go insane let it be said: I once was sane before I was dead.

Offline thc420

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 07:24:42 PM »
Looking great thanks for sharing your photos here :)

Offline Inyan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 07:56:22 PM »
Definitely looking excellent. I don't think that you can grow cacti from seed and not have a batch dumped sooner or later. If you have kids... then your bound to have even more batches of seed dumped as my little girl recently taught me. One trick though is to take the scattered soil and spread it out thinly over more flats without seeds. You may indeed get lucky and have a few more seed sprout up that way. You'll just be broadcasting those same seed over a much larger area to ensure some of those stragglers come up.
For those that graft...
Every areole is a cactus waiting to be born

Offline anne halonium

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 07:11:11 PM »
rockwool in baskets.
fast watering/ fast draining, almost impervious to people damage,
easy to control pests, and much lighter, enabling stacked tight farms under artificial light.

works on all species tested.

Offline Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015, 06:30:18 PM »
Ok I'm almost sold on this idea... I can really see the benefits in certain contexts.   But surely there are advantages to using soil in others? 

Offline anne halonium

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2015, 07:00:37 PM »
of course there is chief.
soil is a useful thing indeed.
sometimes a project just requires soil.

those who have seen my work, realize i use about everything.
i use sand , dirt, various soils, rockwool , coir and pure hydro even.
its about grow engineering.
it all depends.

id like to think in terms of a full range of possibilities.
and use the best medium at hand , for the circumstance.

observe the year old golf ball below..........
it started on sand, was briefly on rockwool, then all hydro, and then full re root on soil !
( under LED)

so it all depends, in my case, i outgrow the mediums quickly.
after a point, soil, is the most practical for golf ball size and up, for long term grow.

we do use rockwool, but we minimize it, as i dont want a bunch of rock fiber /dust around my lab.
more often than not, we graft straight from sand sprouts a few weeks old,
and rockwool is usually reserved for backlogged seed specimens.

rockwool is a great way to rack up thousands of specimens in a small space though.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 07:02:48 PM by anne halonium »

Offline Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2015, 08:01:34 PM »
Sorry, do you mean to tell me that thing is fully rooted in 1 year from seed?  On periskiopsis I'm sure at first. I had to check out my oldest one to try to figure out how much I am lagging behind.  to what do you attribute the high growth rate?  Can you recommend an led manufacturer or product?  I've been holding out on LEDs Hoping the price will drop or some new thing will be released.  i tried to find info on the light spectrum lophs prefer but couldn't find much. 

Offline anne halonium

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2015, 09:19:53 PM »
i need to start a thread here chief.
and ya that thing was a yr old.
we know alot of trix.

ive been reviewing the threads/ posts here.
you guys have the right spirit, and are alot of cactus fun.

some have seen my work, some havent.


Offline Chief BigTittyFlapFlaps

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
    • View Profile
Re: Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2015, 11:24:40 PM »
that would be great.  whatever you could share that might be helpful.  i am not familiar with your work. 

Offline roach

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 56
    • View Profile

Offline anne halonium

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 11:33:58 AM »


keep in mind the blog is being rebuilt ATM, and pry wont be up to speed for a few weeks........

although a good portion of my work has been censored on forums,
some can still be seen other places with a google search.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 05:47:37 PM by anne halonium »

Offline anne halonium

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: Re: first attempt at cultivating Lophophora from seed
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 03:41:59 PM »
http://sacredcactus.org/cultivation/anne-halonium-xhttl-hydro-lophophora-showcase/

^ there ya go.

you may now return to regularly scheduled programming. 8)