Belonging to the “Cactaceae” family, Copiapoa hypogaea cv. Lizard Skin is a distinct species of cactus that has an outer texture similar to the lizard’s skin. Obispito North near Esmeralda, Chile is the home to this beautiful cactus. Furthermore, it is easy to grow and great for all kinds of gardeners. This globose cactus can become up to 7 cm tall.
As it is a slow-growing variety of Copiapoa hypogaea, you’ve to wait to see it flourishing and blooming.
Copiapoa hypogaea Lizard Skin produces charming pink and yellow flowers in the summer season.
Being xerophytic, Copiapoa Lizard Skin can get damaged due to over-watering therefore, you should cautiously offer water to it. Infrequent watering will keep this cactus in shape and well-thriving.
Use a gritty, sandy cactus mix that has good drainage abilities to grow C. hypogaea Lizard Skin cactus.
To avoid damage, make sure you keep this cactus warm and dry in the colder season. Having a frost tolerance of 0 °C (32 °F), it can withstand only light frost.
Copiapoa Lizard Skin has a great level of heat tolerance. It will grow to its full capacity under bright sunlight. Additionally, it can survive under light shade. However, if you place it under a poorly lightened area, it will be stressed and damaged.
Seeds can be used to propagate this lizard-like cactus.
The Copiapoa Lizard Skin is one of the most loved varieties of cactus by plant lovers. Grow it on your patio and enjoy the compliments from the family and neighbors.
Another great plant!
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Came with flowers that ended up growing seeds. Then, it flowered again and more seeds. Now I have baby lizard skins
Beautiful addition; grown from seed
I ordered 2 Copiapoa hypogaea ssp. Lizard Skin. Both of them arrived quickly, well packed & very healthy. In fact by the 3rd week after transplanting (transplanted upon reception) they began to bloom. Will try to post a photo. Blooms were mostly yellow but there was a bit of pink on the outers petals. Very healthy, pest free, seed grown & worth the money.
Cactus was very healthy and as described!
Awesome plant and great packaging!