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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Copiapoa echinoides 'dura'

Copiapoa dura is one of the easier to grow Copiapoas. It is Chilean plant, Atacama desert native. When grown with exposure to the full California sun it develops it's thick barbed-wire spines and dark-brown stem color. It also is a ready blooming plant, once reached the size of about 3 inches. Younger plants have tuberculate stems, and later with age they develop ribs, completely changing the appearance.
Copiapoas are generally easy to grow plants, but slow. Starting them from seed will take some patience.

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