Copiapoa Tenuissima

Product Description
$ 7.25

Copiapoa Tenuissima 

(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).  

The genus Copiapoa contains over 20 species coming from the Atacama Desert, on the coastline of northern Chile. The name Copiapoa comes from the city of Copiapoa in northern Chile. These cactus have adapted to meeting their water need from the fog that often blanket the coast, since it rains there excessively rarely. They grow slowly in cultivation, and their appearance change: the color is often different, the chalky coating from some species is sometimes washed away, the spination is often weaker, and even the shape becomes more elongated.

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

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

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Northern Chile (coastal mountains)

Growth Habits: Slowly clumping, heads up to 1.5 inches in diameter (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep fairly dry in winter, water moderately in summer

Propagation: seeds, grafting, or division




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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What makes us different is the passion and the attention to the detail in all we do here at Planet Desert. We are confident in the quality of our products. That’s why all our plants have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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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