Copiapoa cinerea v. albispina - 10 seeds
Copiapoa cinerea is one of the most famous and admired species of cacti with chalky/white stems covered with wool at the apex, which contrasts well with the sparse, jet-black spines. Copiapoa cinerea var. albispina is a white spined form, quite unusual and rarely seen in cultivation. It is a solitary, or slowly offsetting, globular to columnar cactus.
HOW TO GROW?
This extremely 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 (10°C) to avoid rot. Not highly tolerant of a great deal of frost. (Frost tolerance 0°C).