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Copiapoa calderana subsp.calderana is a cactus native to Chile (Coastal areas of Atacama). In habitat the plants reach a height of approximately 30 cm.

The plants grow under desert conditions with extremely low rainfall. Copiapoa calderana subsp.calderana survives in habitat mainly on the condensation of fog.

The flowers are yellow.

Grow in good light but protect from full sun.

The plants prefer a well drained soil which should be watered only when dry.

Protect from frost.

Synonymn: Copiapoa lembeckei

Copiapoa calderana subsp.calderana Copiapoa calderana subsp.calderana flowering in cultivation.