Copiapoa humilis


Copiapoa humilis is a cluster of warty pups, long spines, white fuzz, maroon body, and the occasional delicate yellow flower. A natural wonder of evolutionary dichotomies, this plant comes from a region that receives little to no rain. To sustain itself, it gathers moisture from coastal fog. A highly sought genus, this plant was grown in a greenhouse and is listed as CITES II. Cacti and all native plants should never be taken from the wild.

Please note: The plant pictured is the exact plant you will receive. Planter is not included. Plant ships bare root.

Native to coastal deserts of northern Chile, particularly the Atacama Desert.


These cacti prefer lots of sun, at least five hours of direct sun daily. The deep maroon color of this plant is retained by providing a lot of direct sunlight. Keep this plant outside in warmer months if possible. 


To mimic their native environment at home, water only occasionally in the summer months and, every once in a while, mist the plant in the morning before temperatures rise. Mist enough so that water gathers in heavy droplets on the fuzz and spikes of the plant. Water sparingly in the winter, once or twice during the season.

Tula's Tip

Plant primarily in a mineral substrate (granite pebbles, for example) and amend it with about 25% cactus mix.Fertilize: Copiapoa do not require fertilization. The nutrients in cactus soil will suffice.


Approx. 3.5" tall and 4" at widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.



Delivery Method

Nationwide shipping, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root