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PostSubject: Do you like Copiapoa?   Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:34 pm

Hi all, Here are some of my copias from seed:

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:50 pm

Hello Davide, nice to see you over here.
Nice bunch of Copiapoas you have. I'm a fan of these South American beauties. They do quite well here in Tas.
I have a few specimens, some seed grown, but don't often see them for sale down here.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:12 pm

I only have a couple, but I do like them. Yours are great aajooo Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:16 pm

Nice plants Aajooo...

Copiapoa's are pretty popular here due in part to Rudolf Schulz, who has written a number of books on them, having his nursery here for many years...

Alas, he's "retired" now, and the nursery is no more...a big loss for us down here...
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:19 am

Thanks CP and Hellonasty!!
Hei Navajoa, what has happened to the plants in Shultz's garden when He retired?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:56 am

hello, yes I like Copiapoa

that is a very nice group of Copiapoas!!

Rudolf sold all his plants, copiapoas, brazilian and also australian "succulents"...
He is "retired" of greenhouses, but he keep working in habitat.

good luck with your collection!!


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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:24 pm

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hello, yes I like Copiapoa

that is a very nice group of Copiapoas!!

Rudolf sold all his plants, copiapoas, brazilian and also australian "succulents"...
He is "retired" of greenhouses, but he keep working in habitat.

good luck with your collection!!


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Thank you Juan for the infos and the compliments!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:29 pm

Those are some really nice plants. Smile

I must admit; I've had rather poor luck with Copiapoa. In my care, they seem rather light sensitive. Too much light and they fry... but too little light and they etiolate.

Any tips on finding a happy medium?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:15 am

hello Lachy

you should try with some mist over the plants... in the morning and after the hottest hours of the day.

Copiapoas can survive thanks to the fog, not of rains. Sometimes it never rains. BUT they have EVERYDAY a fog that come from the ocean (starting at 18:00 aprox until next morning until 12:00 aprox). So, during the whole night, they receive mist.









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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:35 am

That, Spiniflores, is awesome! Great photos too!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:19 am

Great plants aajooo!

Spiniflores, so good you are here mate!

I have 3 copis, 2 own root I recently got and one grafted now. I actually have that haseltoniana cinerea you posted. I hoped it would be more gray/cinerea, but nevermind.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:55 pm

That's a really nice collection aajoo. I don't have any Copiapoas any more but I should get back into them.
I really want to go and see them in the wild though.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:08 pm

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I really want to go and see them in the wild though.
yeah, a trip to central/ south america is definately being planned, but which country to choose??
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:59 am

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I really want to go and see them in the wild though.
yeah, a trip to central/ south america is definately being planned, but which country to choose??

if you want to see Copiapoas, Chile is the "only chance"... if you go to Peru, Bolivia or Argentina... there are not Copiapoas.
And many people began the trip in Chile (or Argentina) and then the keep "moving" to the north...
if you need help, just ask.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:08 am

yeah, I know, that's why mexico is { I think] propably my preferable cactus destination, lots of diversity and different genuses, at least for my first time to south america

but this photo you just showed might make me change my mind mate!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:57 am

but mexico its in north america!
In Bolivia and Argentina you can find many different genus in each spot

Copiapoa its an extreme pasion!

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:46 am


tell me that this 'rock' is not a copiapoa clump!!!

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In Bolivia and Argentina you can find many different genus in each spot
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:35 am

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tell me that this 'rock' is not a copiapoa clump!!!

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In Bolivia and Argentina you can find many different genus in each spot
thanks for the tip

yes, its a rock, but a living rock!!

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with our mate, R. schulz who invite us to that spot





this plant is grafted, but its from seeds collected from that big plant in the pictures







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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:32 pm

awesome... I suddenly have more reasons to visit chile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:44 pm

That is seriously awesome... a clump-o-cactus that is visible on google earth. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:07 pm

It is time that I confessed....I too am a copiapoaholic. I was lucky to get some choice plants from Rudolf Schulz and Attila Kapitany several years ago. The seeds were collected in '96 and '98. Most of the plants have GPS reference. Maybe one day I'll get a chance to see the parents of my beauties in habitat.
I really admire this genus. They are an acquired taste but to me they are the most noble of cacti. They are the most drought tolerant genus in a drought tolerant family. C. solaris is my vote for toughest perennial plant in existence.
First photo is my collection.

Next are some favorites up close. Front is lightly spined hasseltoniana. Then from left to right we have C. columna alba, C. longistaminea (Cifuncho coastal form), C. cinerea ssp.albispina.

Spineless form of Hasseltoniana from San Ramon valley, the plan is to graft a few offsets of this one next spring for propagation.

C. tenebrosa from top of Mt Perales.

C. solaris I am in awe of this species.

Some nice C. cinerea first one is getting the waxy epidermis second has a purple body colour.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:34 pm

I can't say i'm a huge fan of copiapoa but that huge clump is just awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:00 pm

Awesome collection...

Are eriosyce a chilean genus too???
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:45 pm

Yes Eriosyce come from Chile too. They are very closely related to Copipoa. From memory I think the main feature that distinguishes between the two genera is that the fruits of Eriosyce open at the base and Copiapoa at the top. I have tried a few intergeneric hybrids but no luck so far.


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PostSubject: Re: Do you like Copiapoa?   Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:13 pm

I'm loving these Copiapoas - particularly the C. cinerea. The black spines seem so striking against the waxy skin of the plant. Smile
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