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Copiapoa haseltoniana
Scientific Name: Copiapoa haseltoniana Backeb.
Synonym: Copiapoa cinerea var. gigantea, Copiapoa tenebrosa, Copiapoa eremophila, Copiapoa cinerea ssp. haseltoniana, Copiapoa gigantea var. haseltoniana
Family: Cactaceae
Copiapoa  haseltoniana
Copiapoa tenebrosa at the Huntington Gardens (HBG 52883 - GAY4396)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Should be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Chile (Antofagasta: Paposo)

Growth Habits: Normally clumping, up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m), stems up to 10 inches in diameter (25 cm), branching laterally; 14 to 22 ribs; spines 1.2 inches long (3 cm); 0 to 2 central spines; 0 to 8 radial spines

Watering Needs: Keep fairly dry in winter, water moderately in summer


Maybe a form of Copiapoa cinerea

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers

Fruiting Habits:

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