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Scientific Name: Copiapoa humilis (Philippi) Hutch.
Synonym: Copiapoa paposoensis
Family: Cactaceae
Humildito (Copiapoa  humilis)
Copiapoa humilis at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 32°F (0°C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

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

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Coastal deserts of northern Chile

Growth Habits: Solitary of forming clusters,

Watering Needs: Light watering, good drainage, needs deeper pot to accommodate large tap root

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

There is very little rain where Copiapoas come from, and most of the species get a significant part of their water from the frequent fog.
Copiapoa is named after the city of Copiapó in northern Chile.
The third picture is from Uhlig Nursery as Copiapoa paposoensis (humilis).

Humildito (Copiapoa  humilis)

Copiapoa paposoensis (humilis)

Blooming Habits:
Large, 1.5 inches long (4 cm), scented, dark yellow flowers in spring and summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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