Copiapoa Carrizalensis

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$ 8.50

Copiapoa Carrizalensis

(You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Copiapoa carrizalensis forms huge mounds in habitat more than 1,80 m across composed of hundreds of individual, closely packed heads. The stem is divided into shallow ribs with dense needle-like spines. Aeroles are wooly but most of the wool is concentrated on top of the cactus where it is much thicker. It similar to Copiapoa cinerea but usually with longer spines and greener body.

Stems: Individual head, globose to short cylindrical, 6 to 16 cm in diameter, apex wool-covered. Epidermis white-dusted, covered greyish-white waxy film, but not so white like in Copiapoa cinerea.

Ribs: (15-) 21-33 more higher and acute than in Copiapoa cinerea, slightly tuberculate and narrow between the areoles.

Areoles: Large oval, 5-9 mm in diameter, widely separated (1-2,5 cm apart) and covered with yellowish-grey or whitish-grey felt.

Spines: up to 8, stout, straight, stiff, needle-like, black to light brown, becoming greyish white as they ages. The very similar Copiapoa dealbata has mostly 1 single spine per areloa.

Radial spines: 1-7, up to 1 cm long,

Central spines: 1, sometimes absent, stouter 2 to 5 cm long.

Flowers: Apical, pale yellow, scentless, 2,8-3,5 cm long and in diameter. Outer perianth segments with brown-reddish mid stripes.

Blooming: Summer. It is not unusual for copiapoa to take 6-10 years before it starts blooming, but once it does, it should every year.

Fruits: Yellowish white to reddish green, rounded, with few scales.

Seeds: Black, bumpy.



All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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