Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis
Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis
Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis
Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis
Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis

Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis Underground cactus

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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.

Growth Rate

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.

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Blooming Season Mid spring
Common Name Underground cactus
Dormancy Summer
Family Cactaceae
Flower White/pink
Frost Tolerance 1.7 °c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10b
Height 6 in.
Origin South america
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Copiapoa hypogaea barquitensis
Shape Globose clumping
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Julian H.
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Always carefully packaged, arrives promptly, and 100% satisfied!

Cactus D.
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Awesome Specimen!

Planet Desert strikes again! They sent me another amazing cactus! Very happy with this cactus! It was in pristine condition. The speed of shipping from Planet Desert is the best in the business! I highly recommend!

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Chris AZ

Healthy and nice sized for the price

Larissa A.
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Great looking plant.

Fantastic customer service!

Shelley L.
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Fascinating cactus

I like **** and misshapen, so I love this cactus. Planet Desert provides a vast collection to choose from. They also provide accurate and detailed info. on each plant's culture. All of the plants I've ordered have arrived healthy and thriving.

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