Gibbaeum dispar mesembs
Gibbaeum dispar mesembs
Gibbaeum dispar mesembs
Gibbaeum dispar mesembs
Gibbaeum dispar mesembs
Gibbaeum dispar mesembs

Gibbaeum dispar mesembs 'Copiapoa De Philippi'

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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.)

Gibbaeum dispar mesembs is a weird-looking succulent, globose-shaped with egg-shaped leaves and a green-velvety texture. The plant originates from South Africa and belongs to the Aizoaceae family. Copiapoa de Philippi displays a fast growth rate, rising to a height of 0.5 to 1 inch. The winter-dormant plant has a common name ‘Copiapoa de Philippi’ and requires full sun exposure to thrive.  

Growth Rate

Gibbaeum dispar mesembs exhibit a fast growth rate.


This plant bears flowers in summer, the blooming season. The flower is characterized by yellow or violet color petals, white style, and stigma.

Watering and Feeding

Copiapoa de Philippi is a drought-tolerant species. Like a typical succulent, it needs regular watering. 


The soil requirements for the plant are gritty, inorganic, and well-drained potting mix.


Copiapoa de Philippi grows well during mild winters as the temperature drops. The plant is cold-hardy, with a hardiness zone between 10b to 11b. The frost tolerance temperature is about – 4°C (24.8°F).


This succulent requires full sun exposure for healthy growth. It prefers plenty of sunlight and well-ventilated areas.


The ideal way to propagate is by planting seeds.

Gibbaeum dispar mesembs is a great addition to your indoor succulent collection. It can be suitably grown in pots and containers as houseplants. With a little care, the best results can be achieved. It makes for a deserving gifting item too!

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Copiapoa de philippi
Dormancy Winter
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance – 4°c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10b to 11b
Height 0.5-1 "
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Gibbaeum dispar mesembs
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Angele M.
United States United States

I killed them, I guess

It would’ve been nice if the plant were bigger but lit didn’t matter because it died not long after I got it. The same thing happened to me with the parrot beak variety that I bought elsewhere. I don’t think I watered it much at all. I have a lot of succulents and Lithops as well and they are fine. Maybe there was a humidity problem, IDK:

Patricia F.
United States United States

Gibbaeum dispar

Item was well packed and plant was undisturbed. Interesting to look at and I am waiting to see signs of growth.

mary c.
United States United States


My gibbaeum dispar was perfect in every way and packed with expert skill.

Sarah O.
United States United States

Looked great

plant arrived in great condition very healthy

Andres G.
United States United States

Great gift

It arrived in really good conditions compared to other shops ive bought from. Boyfriend loved his gift.

Gibbaeum dispar mesembs

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