Copiapoa hypogaea is small globular cactus reaching a diameter of about 6.5 cm. The plants are native to Chile (Antofagasta).
The yellow flowers occur in summer, arising from the woolly crown of the plants.
Copiapoa hypogaea should be watered with care and requires a well drained compost. The recommended minimum temperature is 10 deg Celsius.
Copiapoa hypogaea. The 'lizard skin' form.