If you have a cactus plant and need help identifying it, this is the place to post it.
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This little plant has been anonymous since it appeared in a pot of unrelated seedlings.I wasn't even sure it was a Copiapoa although it seemed likely. Now that at least is definite. Being so green and so ribbed at quite a young age only leaves a couple of possibilities, and it definitely isn't C. solaris. So the fat hairless flower fits nicely for C. coquimbana, although that is still the most widespread and perhaps most variable species, with many named variations.
I'll put it out in the next available rain shower. Expected in Septembermajcka wrote:So, when we will have an official baptism?
Dark brown? That's because they're really Copiapoa humilis Maybe there are brown ones, it isn't a species I've grown from seed.vlani wrote:coquimbiana seedlings I have are all dark-brown, except for one position. Like C. dura. But they all are still too small to show their real self.
I've seen brown C. dura seedlings, although my adult plant is solidly green. C. humilis seedlings seem to come in various shades of brown, sometimes almost a matt black, and flower very young.
Copiapoa montana is a plant I don't understand. Or at least a name I don't understand. It seems to be used for widely differing and unrelated plants in cultivation, and it isn't at all clear what habitat plants it should apply to. I have this plant as C. montana. Bigger now, but still green, with notched ribs, and wool.
Well one good reason for my confusion is that plant actually came labelled as C. marginata. I'm fairly sure it isn't C. marginata. Maybe it is C. montana