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Eulychnia iquiquensis

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from Morra, Morena, Chile
White wooly aereoles, white flowers, slow growing to approx 3 m
In the wild this plant gets most of its water from coastal fog and mist

Eulychnia iquiquensis | West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6
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70cm × 10cm

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Common names



Eulychnia iquiquensis (Copao). This is a rare cactus growing up to 7m, with branches growing from its base to create a bushy form. The areolas are covered in dense white wool, from which grow long straight spines 2-12 cm in length. White flowers appear near the shoot tips and are around 3-6cm in diameter.


This plant gets most of its water from condensation from coastal fog. It doesn't need full sun but will appreciate good drainage.

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Eulychnia iquiquensis | West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterDry

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West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6
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