Neoporteria bicolor or Eriosyce islayensis
Neoporteria bicolor or Eriosyce islayensis
Neoporteria bicolor or Eriosyce islayensis
Neoporteria bicolor or Eriosyce islayensis

This unique cactus is sent to you in a 3.5" pot and will look very similar to the cactus in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. We will ship this cactus in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.

Originally from Northern Chile, this cactus grows in very dry desert areas. It is a small cactus with very woolly areoles and dark spreading spines. This cactus is unique and can look very different, which is why it has received many names.


  • Flowers: Diurnal, wide funnelform, yellow 1.5 to 2.5 cm long
  • Propagation: Usually propagated from seeds

This unique cactus can make a great addition to your collection. The varying colors, large spines, and the flower make it a special plant. Be sure to shop Planet Desert for more cactus and succulent plants online.


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Beautiful and healthy plant. Thank you so much.

Planet Desert Neoporteria bicolor or Eriosyce islayensis Review
Humberto C.
United States United States

Great purchase and stunning looks

Start with the beautiful purple color on top which fades into a slight darker shade toward the root neck. The areoles are white which make the black spines stand out even more! The item was packed well and I'm impressed by the soil and top dressing it comes with. The only downside might be the size. The width is larger than the diameter of a quarter. The height is a standing quarter. Over all a winner. I look forward to see it flourish.

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United States United States

Love it!

Excellent experience all around. Beautiful cactus, careful packing and quick shipping!

Randy B.
United States United States

Excellent Service, packaging and product

Provides reflection time along with all the other little fellows.

Troy M.
United States United States

Another great addition!

Awesome addition to my collection, one of my new favorites instantly. It has lost some of its purple coloration since arriving, but overall I love it!

Neoporteria bicolor or Eriosyce islayensis

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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. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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.