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Lophophora Diffusa Cactus

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This is a type of cactus that is native to Mexico and is known for its small, spherical shape and its ability to thrive in hot, dry climates.


The Lophophora Diffusa cactus is a primitive species of Lophophora meaning that it is one of the earliest species of Lophophora and a very prized collectable! True to Lophophora, the Diffusa species is a slow-growing plant, but it can eventually reach up to six inches in diameter and form clumps! It has a unique spineless appearance, with wavy ribs and a large tap root. 


Unlike Lophophora Williamsii, the Lophophora Diffusa species is a self-sterile cacti (heterogamous), with a delicate epidermis (softer to the touch) and is slightly more lime green in contrast. The Diffusa species also produces small, pink or white-yellowish flowers that bloom in the spring or summer. 


It's a popular form of Lophophora species amongst cacti enthusiasts, which is rarely available. When it comes to caring for the Lophophora Diffusa cactus, it's important to provide it with plenty of sunlight and to water it sparingly. This plant is drought-resistant, so it doesn't need a lot of water to thrive. You should also make sure to plant it in a well-draining soil mix to prevent it from getting waterlogged.


At Desert Plants we have a wide range of plants for you to browse through. Whether you're new to cacti and succulents or a highly experienced collector, we’re sure you’ll find something to treasure!

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