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#1 Burger

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:21 PM

Cacti have some of the most beautiful flowers, Lophophora are no exception. :cacti:

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:35 PM

Very good looking lot, you've got...

They aren't all the same, are they? Despite the white flowers they all have in common, many are producing very different ribbing patterns. Or so I think I see...

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:48 PM

all I have to say is Wow! Very beautiful. The flowers they are casting are huge.

I'm curious, how old are they and what conditions are they kept in?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:02 PM

you've got yourself some really pretty peyotes, burger

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:07 PM

awesome looking set you got there.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:54 AM

Beautiful stuff, Burger! How old are they do you know?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

Excellent work! You sir are an excellent caretaker. Do you grow different varieties? Lophs from different locales show lots of small genetic changes (besides self fertile & self sterile). Mostly rib formation, and flower differences. There is even a mini loph (Alberto Vojtechii). Really a fascinating species.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

wow those are amazing

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

dude your pics rock every time i see one ! woooot !!!!!

HELL YEAH ! :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:13 PM

That is a beautiful sight Burger .:loveeyes:

#11 psilocypher

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:18 PM

I love your name...BURGER!!...

Oh and the cacti are niice :)

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:36 AM

Very good looking lot, you've got...

They aren't all the same, are they? Despite the white flowers they all have in common, many are producing very different ribbing patterns. Or so I think I see...


Hi Lopho. No they aren't all the same. They are an assortment that just happened to be flowering at the same time.

While I do have white flowering varieties, all the flowers pictured were actually pink. The lighting wasn't the best and made them appear a slightly pale.

all I have to say is Wow! Very beautiful. The flowers they are casting are huge.

I'm curious, how old are they and what conditions are they kept in?


Hey greenkurma, I'd say they are approx. 14+ months old. They are grown indoors under artifical lighting (fluorescent). Some have flowered many times and produced seed during that time.

Excellent work! You sir are an excellent caretaker. Do you grow different varieties? Lophs from different locales show lots of small genetic changes (besides self fertile & self sterile). Mostly rib formation, and flower differences. There is even a mini loph (Alberto Vojtechii). Really a fascinating species.


Thanks Luke. Yes, I have grown and collected several different varieites supposedly from different locales, and while I haven't grown it yet, I would love to get my hands on some Alberto Vojtechii seed.:loveeyes:



Thanks for the kind words everyone.:heartbeat

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:38 AM

STUNNING Bro,TY for sharing those OUTSTANDING little beauty's with us!!:bow::bow::bow:

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:02 AM

:cacti: I love the pics. Thanks for sharing they look so sexy. :bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:51 AM

Post some more pix please!

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:26 PM

Your stuff always looks soooooo sweat!!!!!!!!!!!!

#17 alex.dm

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

Nice lophos. Which is a variation of l.williamsii? Looks like v. pentagona.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:04 PM

I'd say they are approx. 14+ months old. They are grown indoors under artifical lighting (fluorescent). Some have flowered many times and produced seed during that time.

Well friend i am pretty newb to the cactus world but that seems to be some amazing growth for being just over a year old. Props man! :rasta:

Those are grafted onto Pereskiopsis, right? It's crazy how they take off. A member here, Nunyabiz, had similar results with his lophs after a year: http://mycotopia.net...800-post41.html

The only obvious question in my mind, is how potency is affected by the graft? I would love to get some feedback from folks comparing the effects of grafted cactus versus non-grafted. Until then great work Burger, those pictures are beautiful, you are doing a great job caring for your babies. :love:

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:30 PM

Well friend i am pretty newb to the cactus world but that seems to be some amazing growth for being just over a year old. Props man! :rasta:

Those are grafted onto Pereskiopsis, right? It's crazy how they take off. A member here, Nunyabiz, had similar results with his lophs after a year: http://mycotopia.net...800-post41.html

The only obvious question in my mind, is how potency is affected by the graft? I would love to get some feedback from folks comparing the effects of grafted cactus versus non-grafted. Until then great work Burger, those pictures are beautiful, you are doing a great job caring for your babies. :love:


Hi Seeker!

Yes they are all on Pereskiopsis, and your right, it is crazy how fast it makes them grow.

It doesn't always happen as fast, but I have had Loph's grown from a seed, go to producing seeds of their own, all in less than a year when on Pereskiopsis. Pretty amazing considering the time they take to mature when grown on their own roots.

Pereskiopsis are by far the fastest stock, but are not the prefered stock for certain other cacti varieties due to the mutations and deformities they can cause to the scion, but they are great for Loph's and I personally don't mind having a few freaks in the collection. :)

I have seen Nunya's threads, very informative and he definately has a green thumb.

I would, for curiosity sake, like to know the answer to your question also. I don't eat my Loph's, they are too special imo and I'm happy just to grow and collect them.

If I had to guess, I'd say that while grafted they would likely have significantly lower levels of alkaloids from being forced to grow so fast, but after being degrafted and onto their own roots for a few years and grown in natural conditions, the difference would be negligible for a specimens of similar size.

The same question could be applied to young loph's grafted to trichocereus that are known to be potent such as Bridgesii, would the scion also be more potent for its size and age as a result of the stock?

I'm sure someone out there could probably offer a more definitive answer.

Thanks for checking out my thread. :D
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:41 PM

Impressive and very beautiful.
Nicely done Burger! :bow:

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