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Copiapoa hypogaea forma mostruosa cristata

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Copiapoa hypogea forma mostruosa cristata
 

 Cultivation: This slow growing cactus is kept for the beauty of its form.  It must be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer, and seems to do best in cultivation with a bit of shade.  It requires light but regular waterings in summer, but let the soil mix dry between waterings,  Prone to rot if over-watered.  Needs good drainage.  Keep warm and dry in winter (10C) to avoid rot.  Not highly tolerant of a great deal of frost. (Frost tolerance 0C)
 
 Propagation:
Seeds (or offsets if available), Grafting is often used to speed growth rate and to create a back-up to plants in collection.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)


Scientific name:  Copiapoa hypogaea ( = hypogea ) F. Ritter

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Copiapoa hypogea complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms ( like many other cacti) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):

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