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PlantFiles: Copiapoa
Copiapoa humilis

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Copiapoa (koh-pee-uh-POH-uh) (Info)
Species: humilis (HEW-mil-is) (Info)

Synonym:Copiapoa humilis var. humilis

Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On May 5, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

low growing pale green to tan clumping cactus from Chile... prone to rot, though cactuses grown outdoors in southern California tolerated temps near freezing and over 3' of rain this year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
San Marino, California
Spring Valley, California



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