Copiapoa
Copiapoa haseltoniana

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Copiapoa (koh-pee-uh-POH-uh) (Info)
Species: haseltoniana (haz-el-ton-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Perris, California

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 2, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

globoid to 5' columnar cactus from Chile... survives in Pasadena down into high 20s- gets a bit blanched in full sun and cold (normally a pale green, but outdoors more cream colored here). Protected plants make some of the most beautiful potted cacti there are... the creamy green colorations, topped with gold, are incredibly ornamental. Well grown plants easily win shows.