Copiapoa grandiflora

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Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by Acid John » Fri May 14, 2021 9:36 am

Nice pale yellow flowers on a what is for me a slow grower.
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Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by el48tel » Fri May 14, 2021 10:46 am

Thanks for sharing.
You are making me feel guilty for not posting many this season.
My GH is only just beginning to show blooms ... mainly Rebutia and a few Gymnocalycium
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by habanerocat » Fri May 14, 2021 10:51 am

I thought Copiapoas were from Souty America.
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Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by iann » Fri May 14, 2021 11:15 am

Slow or just small? Mine about ten years old from seed are still small, although they flower regularly. Descriptions say up to six or eight inches across and some habitat photos show strongly-spined plants and even large clumps, but they may not be quite the same thing that we're growing.
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Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by Acid John » Fri May 14, 2021 2:01 pm

I tend to grow my plants hard so perhaps in someone else's greenhouse they may be faster and greener.
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Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by rodsmith » Sat May 15, 2021 9:22 am

My copiapoas in general are also slow growing and reluctant to flower. The only exceptions for me have been montana and hypogaea, which are faster growing and more ready to flower..
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Re: Copiapoa grandiflora

Post by Benjy » Sun May 16, 2021 4:09 pm

Looks like maybe an echinoides form, the spines and flower, rather than grandiflora.
Great looking plant.
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