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Copiapoa

I have one Copiapoa in my collection, a Copiapoa tenuissima. It's funny that the pictures of the species shown in Miles Anderson's book and the Preston-Mafhams' dictionary are markedly different. The one I have looks exactly like the one in Miles Anderson's book, so I'll use the name Copiapoa tenuissima anyway. No guarantees as to accuracy... aaaagh I keep repeating that .

I bought it because it was in bloom. The flowers are yellow. I didn't get any seed pods but the plant produced offsets like crazy in aquaculture.

Copiapoa tenuissima in aquaculture Offsets potted up in soil

More pictures of the plant can be found in the Copiapoa Aquaculture Page, and Copiapoa Flowers Page. One offset was later successfully grafted onto an Echinopsis. It was a very successful graft, and the Copiapoa grew very nicely. See the Copiapoa Graft Page.

The parent plant was in aquaculture for quite a while, and it bloomed again for a short time but eventually died due to rotting from the base (which is, in turn, probably due to bugs hiding in the area and generally causing havoc.)


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