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Copiapoa cinerea GREY X haseltoniana PMS1

Copiapoa cinerea GREY X haseltoniana PMS1

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Product Description

Copiapoa is a genus of flowering plants in the cactus family Cactaceae, from the dry coastal deserts particularly the Atacama desert of northern Chile.

It comprises 32 morphologically defined species and 5 heterotypic subspecies. The species in the genus Copiapoa forms dense cushions of hundreds of large individual plants or produce only solitary plants. The shoots are spherical or elongated-cylindrical. The spines, which are usually present, are variably shaped. On the apex, the species are usually densely woolly-haired. The ribs are clearly developed. These species vary in form from spherical to slightly columnar and in colour from a brownish to blue-green body. They have warty ribs and spiny areolas, and they usually produce tubular yellow flowers which grow from woolly crowns on the apex in summer. They are bell- to funnel-shaped and open during the day. The short, circular pericarp is glabrous. The flower tube is short and broad. The small, smooth fruits contain large, shiny black seeds.

Description of the Copiapoa Genus:

The Copiapoa genus encompasses a diverse group of cacti indigenous to the coastal and desert regions of Chile. Renowned for their remarkable adaptation to arid environments, Copiapoa species exhibit a wide array of morphological variations. Typically, they feature spherical or cylindrical stems, often adorned with well-defined ribs and dense clusters of spines. Copiapoa species display a spectrum of colors, ranging from green to gray, with some species exhibiting distinct markings or textures on their stems. During the flowering season, many Copiapoa species produce vibrant flowers in hues of yellow, orange, or red, which serve as a striking contrast against the barren desert landscape.

Description of the Copiapoa cinerea X haseltoniana Hybrid:

Copiapoa cinerea X haseltoniana is a hybrid resulting from the crossbreeding of two Copiapoa species, Copiapoa cinerea and Copiapoa haseltoniana. This hybrid inherits unique traits from both parent species, resulting in a plant with distinctive characteristics.

Typically, Copiapoa cinerea X haseltoniana exhibits spherical or cylindrical stems, often with pronounced ribs and dense clusters of spines. The coloration of the stems may vary, displaying shades of gray, green, or a combination thereof inherited from the parent species. During the flowering period, the hybrid produces stunning flowers in various shades of yellow or orange, adding beauty and interest to the plant.

Desire from Collectors:

Copiapoa species, including hybrids like Copiapoa cinerea X haseltoniana, are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of cacti. Their unique morphological features, striking flowers, and the challenge of cultivating them in a controlled environment make them prized additions to succulent collections. Collectors are drawn to the rarity and diversity within the Copiapoa genus, constantly seeking out new specimens to add to their collections. The appeal of Copiapoa extends beyond their aesthetic beauty, as they represent a fascinating and important component of the rich biodiversity found in the arid regions of Chile.


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