Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis
Neochilenia cachytaensis

Neochilenia cachytaensis

(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).

Neochilenia or Neoporteria cachytaensis

Cultivation and propagation: It is a slow growing but relatively easy to grow species, providing they are kept dry during autumn and winter and rot prone if kept in a non-ventilated place.
Watering needs: Root prone it needs good drainage, watering’s should regular in summer (do not overwater), to keep the plant compact and not become excessively elongated and unnatural in appearance. During the winter quiescent period, or when night temperatures remain below 10° C, it must be strictly kept dry since it is very sensitive to any moisture excesses.

Exposure: Requires strong sun exposure to develop good spinal growth (maximum brightness, sunlight accepted), but tolerate light shade. Some light shadow may be useful in the hottest summer days.
Frost tolerance: Hardy to at least -5°C for a short period but cannot tolerate long standing freezing temperature, and for a healthy cultivation ensure a minimum temperature of 5° C. Assure a good ventilation. USDA Hardiness Zone 9b and 11.
Heat tolerance: Good heat tolerance, but in warmer climates it should be protected from excessive heat and too much sun in summer.


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Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name Pyrrocactus cachytayensis
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pale pink
Frost Tolerance -5°c For a short period
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 6b to 11
Height Under 6 in. (15 Cm)
Origin Cachita
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Neochilenia cachytaensis
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade

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Jordan h.
United States United States


Was smaller then expected. Plant was about size of quarter and epidermis was more green. I expect it will turn more purple once it grows more and is exposed to strong light.

Peter T.
United States United States

Had to Have It

I have gotten several varieties of these black skin cacti. Each time they prove to be beautiful bloomers and a very interesting contrast to the other greenery in my garden!

Michael C.
United States United States


I love Planet Desert. It's become my go-to for online succulent shops. Always well packaged and beautiful plants; this was no exception.

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Cheri P.
United States United States

Little neochilenia cachytaenis

Nice little cactus, good package fast shipping.

Gretchen J.
United States United States

Cute cactus

Fast shipping. Love the cactus. Love this company

Neochilenia cachytaensis

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.