Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis
Copiapoa Humilis

Copiapoa Humilis

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Copiapoa Humilis is commonly known as ‘Copiapoa’. It is a cactus from the small Copiapoa genus that is native to Northern Chile and belongs to the Cactaceae family. This plant is a contentious geographical form of the highly variable Copiapoa humilis, with grass-green, bluish-green, grey-green, or occasionally red-brown stems. It can grow up to the height of 12 cm and has a Hemispherical shape.

Growth Rate

Copiapoa humilis has a slow growth rate.


This plant flowers consistently from a young age, producing vibrant yellow, campanulate flowers about 1/2 inch wide. They bloom between spring and fall.

Watering and Feeding

During the summer, water the Copiapoa cactus in the morning before the temperatures rise. Water infrequently during the winter, maybe once a month. It is safe to stop watering completely. These plants do not need to be fertilized as cactus soil contains sufficient nutrients.


Copiapoa humilis are native to rocky, nutrient-depleted climates with few organic nutrients. They prefer a soil mix that is gritty and well-draining.


These cacti have a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F) and belong to the hardiness zone of 10.


Copiapoa cacti prefer full sun exposure, preferably at least five hours per day. They can tolerate some shade, but the more sun they get, the better.


This interesting plant can be propagated easily by separating pups and offsets from the mother plant. Replant every three to four years. Early spring is the best time to repot because the plants are just coming out of dormancy.

Copiapoa Humilis would rather be bound to a pot. This plant requires little care and grows easily.

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Blooming Season Spring and summer
Common Name Copiapoa
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Corolla sulphur yellow
Frost Tolerance 0°c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 2.5" in height
Origin North of paposo
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Copiapoa Humilis
Shape Clumping
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Jerrad K.
United States United States

Copiapoa awesomeness!

Your go to for plants online! Love the selection and packaging is perfect!

rico p.
United States United States

little cacti

Most cacti right now is smaller than before. but still healthy and good packaging.

United States United States

Copiapoa humilis is beautiful, voluptuous on a small scale

Tiny, only 1.25" across, but beautiful, voluptuous on a small scale. It has rounded tubercles with short spines that stick out sideways and will poke you. After being exposed to strong sunlight its skin turned rosy red in spots.

Jordan H.
United States United States

Love it

Looks like the pictures. A little bit larger than a quarter. I hope mine will flower soon

Planet Desert Copiapoa Humilis ReviewPlanet Desert Copiapoa Humilis Review
United States United States

Great plant!

Lovely specimen! Excellent top dressing from Planet Desert.

Copiapoa Humilis

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