Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis is a small-sized cactus with turnip-like roots, best known for its attractive hemispherical shape. This plant belongs to the Cactaceae family and is commonly known as an ‘Underground cactus’. A native of South America, this summer-dormant cactus reaches up to 6 inches in height.
The growth rate of the plant is slow.
This flower blooms in the season of mid-spring with attractive white or pink globose-shaped flowers.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
This succulent plant needs typical watering as other plants. Excess of water may destroy it.
The soil must get dried out before watering again. Underground cactus needs mineral substrate that should be mixed well with the other soil in the pot.
The hardiness of the plant is 10b, with a frost tolerance of 1.7 °C (35.06 °F).
These cacti need full sunlight. In the bright sunlight, Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis will grow properly.
This Copiapoa species is propagated through seeds. Grafting is also used to propagate this plant.
Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis or Underground cactus is a beautiful species of the cactus plant. If you are new to gardening, you can start with this adorable plant.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring|
|Common Name||Underground cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||1.7 °c|
|Scientific Name||Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
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