Copiapoa Dura Duro
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Copiapoa Dura has the common name ‘Duro’. The origin of this cactus is in Northern Chile. It has a distinct solitary or clumped globose-shaped stem that varies from brown to grayish-green color. Growing up to a height of 15 to 30 cm, this Cactaceae species has about 11 to 17 ribs, 6-10 curved upward radial spines, and about 0-3 central black spines. The winter-dormant species has a slow growth rate and requires complete to partial sun exposure.
Copiapoa dura has a slow growth rate.
The plant bears pale yellow flowers, at times scented, during the blooming season that is late spring or early summer.
Watering and Feeding
The Duro cactus is drought-resistant and moisture-sensitive. Ensure that the soil is dry between waterings. The plant does not demand any fertilizer.
You can use a commercial cacti soil mix for Copiapoa dura. The ideal composition should include clay, coarse sand, vermiculite, and coarse gravel.
This plant has a hardiness zone of 10b to 11 and a frost tolerance temperature of -35° F(-37.2° C). Take your Duro indoors at places that get too cold during winters as it is not highly frost-tolerant.
These cacti can grow equally well in direct sun to partial shade. They love warmth and brightness but cannot tolerate excessive heat.
The best way to propagate this variety of Copiapoa is through seeds. Offsets are rarely used for propagation.
Copiapoa Dura is an amazing cactus with its peculiar spherical stems, spines, and ribs. An endearing gift for your friends and pride in your garden!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Hardiness Zone||10b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Copiapoa Dura|
|Sun Exposure||Sun to partial shade|