Thursday, September 5, 2013

Copiapoa barquitensis

One of the easiest of the copiapoas to grow, this species flowers regularly and often, making it a must for a cactus collection and a good beginning point for a collection of copiapoas. However, it needs a good draining potting mix as it is prone to rot if allowed to sit in moisture, and it prefers some shade during the heat of summer. A dry winter rest with protection from frost is also needed.
Now considered by many to be a synonym of Copiapoa hypogaea or a variety of same (Syn. Copiapoa hypogaea var. barquitensis).

1 comment:

  1. Gosto muito destes cactus que tem esta penugem por cima , tenho um e acho um charme.

    bom fim de semana.