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PlantFiles: Copiapoa
Copiapoa grandiflora

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Copiapoa (koh-pee-uh-POH-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Copiapoa grandiflora var. grandiflora
Synonym:Copiapoa cinerascens var. grandiflora
Synonym:Copiapoa montana subsp. grandiflora

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light 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 Mar 5, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Chiliean small columnar cactus, reportedly very frost tender, yet growing here in California with repeated exposure to light frosts without apparent damage. Flowers large and pale yellow. Body of cactus a drab, olive green.



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