Copiapoa Esmeraldana

Product Description
$ 8.25

Copiapoa Esmeraldana

(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).

Description : Moderately prolific, eventually forming large clumps.

Stem: Green, soft, succulent, 3,5-7cm, apex depressed with white wool, particularly at flowering time.

Ribs: 13-16, deeply crenate, tuberculate , 6-10 mm tall.

Tubercles: Rounded, chin-shaped.

Areoles: 3-4 mm in diameter, apical, slightly dislocated in the lower part of the tubercle. 8-15 mm apart. covered with short whitish wool when young, later glabrous.

Spines: Brownish to ash-grey, straight. Young plants only have thin radial spines, while the centrals appear as the plants mature.

Radial spines: 6-8 acicular, 5-10 mm long.

Central spines: 3-4 subulate 1-2 cm long

Root: Large tap-root with a thin neck.

Flowers: Yellow, campanulate, scented, about 32 mm long. They grow from the center of the white wool at the apex.

Seeds: 1,5 mm wide, black.

Origin: Atacama desert in Northern Chile.

Cultivation: Slow growing, it needs full sun but should be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer. Requires light watering and good drainage. Keep warm and dry in winter to avoid rot. It needs mild heat in winter. Avoid any frost.

Propagation: Seeds or or stems planted as cuttings. Grafting is often used to speed growth rate and to create a back-up to plants in collection.



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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