Native; Chile.

This is a rare plant. Ideal for small pots. Grown in a 70 mm size pot.

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Copiapoa Taltalensis is a slow-growing cactus. It is oblong in shape, purple/red/green, with short spines, that form offsets at the base and over the body. The flower can be glossy, pale yellow, or reddish, with a broad limb. Prone to rioting use good drainage in your mix. Copiapoa Taltalensis cactus requires light but regular watering in summer. But let the soil mix dry between waterings, but do not overwater.

Also known as Copiapoa Humilis var. Taltalensis, Copiapoa Humilis subs. Taltalensis


Watch your Copiapoa Taltalensis cactus for the first couple of months to check if they are happy where they are.

The Copiapoa Taltalensis requires more sunlight if it looks like growing out of shape. Burning is a common fact when having new plants. Best to gradually give them more sunlight as the weeks go by. Instead of placing it in straight sunlight.

Allow them to sit for a week before giving them a good drink. Depending on the season. Make sure they dry out completely before watering again. Don’t forget to give them a spray with soapy water to keep the bugs off them. And provide very good ventilation.


All photos have been taken in their natural growing conditions and no adjustments to the photos have been made for selling purposes. Photos displayed are to be used as a guide only, as the cactus and succulents you received may vary in size and shape. The largest size cactus or succulents, we have available at the point of sale will be provided. For easy identification, a name tag will be provided.


All Copiapoa Taltalensis are sent bare-rooted with no soil or pot and also wrapped in paper. Posted on Monday to Wednesday each week and sent by Australia post service. Sent express post for any size parcel.

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Weight0.08 kg
Dimensions13 × 10 × 10 cm


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