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Copiapoa longistaminea

Scientific Name:

Copiapoa longistaminea

Common name:

Copiapoa de Adriana











Hardiness Zone:



ABout the PLant

The Copiapoa longistaminea is a stunning succulent native to the Atacama Desert in Chile. It has an unmistakable appearance, with its distinctively curved, cylindrical shape and its vibrant yellow-green color. This hardy plant can reach up to 10 inches in height and 8 inches in diameter. Its leaves are short and thin, arranged in a spiral pattern around the stem. They are covered with tiny white hairs that help protect them from the harsh desert sun. The Copiapoa longistaminea blooms during the spring months with bright yellow flowers that have a unique star-shaped pattern on their petals. These flowers attract pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds to help ensure successful seed production. When it comes to care requirements, this succulent is quite easy to maintain. It prefers well-draining soil and should be watered only when the soil is completely dry. It also needs plenty of sunlight for optimal growth, so make sure you place it in an area where it will get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The Copiapoa longistaminea has been cultivated by gardeners since the early 20th century, when seeds were first brought back from Chile by botanists exploring the Atacama Desert region. Since then, this beautiful succulent has become a popular choice for those looking for an eye-catching addition to their home or garden.
The Copiapoa longistaminea succulent does best in bright indirect light. It can tolerate direct light for short periods of time, but should not be exposed to it for too long. For the majority of the day, this succulent needs medium to low light levels.
The Copiapoa longistaminea succulent prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic pH. The soil should be light and airy, such as a cactus mix or a combination of potting soil and sand. Make sure to provide adequate drainage by adding some gravel or perlite to the bottom of the pot. Water your succulent sparingly and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
The Copiapoa longistaminea succulent is a low-maintenance plant that requires infrequent watering. It should be watered every 2-3 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. When watering, make sure to thoroughly soak the soil and avoid getting any water on the leaves or stem of the plant.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Copiapoa longistaminea succulent are low to moderate. It prefers an environment with a relative humidity of 40-50%. During the winter months, it is best to keep the humidity level slightly higher, around 50-60%. Keeping your Copiapoa longistaminea in these conditions will help it thrive and stay healthy.