“The result is a feeling of ideal content, the mind remains self-possessed, but there is an intoxicating orgy of glorious visions in which are seen the most marvellous colour effects”
The RHS say that it’s popular with Mexicans and Native American Indians and that it has the alternative names of Muscale Buttons and the Whisky Plant. A quick check on Wikipedia reveals that it’s perfectly legal and that it inspired Ken Kesey to write his novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” – as he said – “it was after choking down eight of the little cactus plants that I wrote the first three pages”. Life in the potting shed may never be the same again.
And just in case anyone from the RHS should read this and reach for their lawyer, the quotation above comes from Volume 33, page 457 of the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society.