How to grow Copiapoa dealbata

Copiapoa dealbata growing cactus of the genus Copiapoa, also known as Globular cactus, Copiapoa dealbata perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12a.

Stem color green and can be: gray, white, sliver or brown, the stem round in globular shape, spines are black and big, the shape of this cactus similar to Sea urchins.

Copiapoa dealbata flower

Flower color yellow the flower multi-petals

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How to grow Copiapoa dealbata growing and care:

Well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (for the colored plants need to graft on regular cactus)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can’t grow without the base of the graft

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No special requirements

Size of the plant:
1-15 cm (1-6 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Almost Full Shade with some sunlight

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow multi-petals flowers in trumpet shape

Scientific name:

Copiapoa dealbata

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