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Copiapoa cinerea


This is the plant you will receive.

Origin and Habitat: Antofagasta, Chañaral regions of northern Chile.
Habitat: Coastal areas of South America, where it grows in areas where very little else grows. It's a very drought tolerant species. Despite the lack of rain where it lives, the extreme aridity is attenuated by the frequent, often dense, coastal fogs. The fog tends to concentrate in the form of a cloud band at an estimated height of 500 to 850 m. It shows a recurrent pattern; usually it is overcast in the early mornings, the clouds dissipating during the late morning and returning during the late afternoons. Even though the temperatures are moderate in the summer as well, the light on sunny days is so bright and burning that most Copiapoas are covered by a white waxy surface which protects the plants from the sun and reduces the evaporation. The wax gives the plants a characteristic, whitewashed look. The waxy coating is only created if the plants are exposed to ultraviolet rays and will only be created sporadically under glass in a greenhouse. (This information is from llifle.com)

Shipping Cost & Method: We ship via USPS First Class Mail. Buyers have the option to purchase priority shipping if you would like it faster. We calculate the cost based on the weight of the order and your zipcode. We can combine multiple orders, please send us a message when combining orders.

Order Processing: Upon receipt of your payment, your order will be processed and shipped within 3-5 business days. We can hold your order for a later shipping date if you request it.

Plants will be shipped with most of the soil removed, and will be carefully and safely packaged. We are not responsible for any damages or loss during shipment, however we will work with customers on an individual basis in the event something happens to your plants.