Lophocereus Scotti Monstrose

Spineless cactus. Origin Mexico/Texas. Also grows well in our garden in Stanford, South Africa.

Shaman only

This is a flowering Lophophora williamsii; better known as the peyote cactus. In Mexican tradition only a shaman is allowed to use (chew) the dried slices of this cactus to enhance his visions. In fact this cactus hasĀ hallucinating properties comparable with mescaline/LSD (Read Aldous Huxley: Doors of Perception). The last time I was in Texas …

Lophocereus scottii monstrose

In Monochrome. It’s a spineless cactus native to Northern Mexico and Texas but also feeling at home in our garden in Stanford, South Africa.  

Rooting and Shooting the Texan Way

Last year we got a small cutting of a Bombax tree from a friend in College Station (Tx, USA). We kept in in a pot to root and this South African Spring we planted it and now it’s shooting. Yes; our garden is slowly becoming the Wild West of Stanford …. šŸ˜‰

Cactus with hug factor and Sweet Blogger Award

If I mention the word ‘cactus’ people have the association with prickly plants with nasty spines. Personally I rather work with cacti than with roses (pruned many roses bare handed) I can taken them in my hands and I rarely get pricked but than I know these magnificent plants or is it when you really …

Pride of Texas

Last year a friend from College Station in Texas send us some cuttings of Hoyas. The first one already flowers. We call it ‘Pride of Texas’.