Copiapoa cinerea v. albispina - 10 seeds

Copiapoa cinerea v. albispina - 10 seeds

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Copiapoa cinerea is one of the most famous and admired species of cacti with chalky/white stems covered with wool at the apex, which contrasts well with the sparse, jet-black spines. Copiapoa cinerea var. albispina is a white spined form, quite unusual and rarely seen in cultivation. It is a solitary, or slowly offsetting, globular to columnar cactus.

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This extremely slow growing cactus is kept for the beauty of its form. It must be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer, and seems to do best in cultivation with a bit of shade. It requires light but regular waterings in summer, but let the soil mix dry between waterings, Prone to rot if over-watered. Needs good drainage. Keep warm and dry in winter (10°C) to avoid rot. Not highly tolerant of a great deal of frost. (Frost tolerance 0°C)