Copiapoa Hypogaea cv. Lizard Skin Cactus Seeds
Copiapoa Hypogaea cv. Lizard Skin is an uncommon and are from with a very peculiar epidermis. Its colour and texture is reminiscent of a lizards skin.
Found North of Chanaral this rare cactus is solitary and clumps only with age. It is a very slow growing plant.
Copiapoa grows in Coastal areas of South America, particularly the Atacama Desert in northern Chile 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. There are 32 defined species. They can vary in from from spherical to slightly columnar. All producing yellow flowers which grow from their crowns in the summer.