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Copiapoa esmeraldana Live Cactus Growing in 4 Inch

Copiapoa esmeraldana Live Cactus Growing in 4 Inch

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Copiapoa esmeraldana is a species of cactus that is endemic to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

Copiapoa esmeraldana is highly regarded among cactus enthusiasts for its striking appearance and distinctive characteristics. It is commonly referred to as the "Emerald Green Copiapoa" due to the vibrant green coloration of its stem. The stem is usually globular or cylindrical and can reach a height of up to 15 centimeters (6 inches) and a diameter of around 10 centimeters (4 inches).

One of the notable features of Copiapoa esmeraldana is its dense covering of fine spines, which are usually golden to brown in color. The spines can vary in length and are often curved or hooked. These spines not only serve as a form of protection but also contribute to the cactus's unique aesthetic appeal.

During the flowering season, Copiapoa esmeraldana produces beautiful and colorful flowers. The flowers are relatively small, measuring about 2 to 3 centimeters (0.8 to 1.2 inches) in diameter. They come in various shades of yellow, orange, or red, and can provide a striking contrast against the cactus's green body.

In its natural habitat, Copiapoa esmeraldana is adapted to survive in arid and desert-like conditions. It is well-suited to dry and sandy soils with good drainage. This cactus species requires bright sunlight and thrives in warm temperatures. It is important to avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot and other issues. Like many cacti, Copiapoa esmeraldana can withstand drought conditions and has the ability to store water in its stem for extended periods.

Due to its limited natural range and habitat, Copiapoa esmeraldana is considered a vulnerable species and is protected in Chile. It is highly valued among cactus collectors and enthusiasts, but it is important to ensure that any specimens are obtained from legal and sustainable sources to protect wild populations. Ours are seed grown locally in Southern California

Overall, Copiapoa esmeraldana is a visually striking cactus with its vibrant green coloration, dense spines, and beautiful flowers. Its unique characteristics and adaptability make it a fascinating addition to cactus collections and a remarkable species within the diverse world of cacti.
This is for one plant similar to the ones shown growing in a 4" inch container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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