Eriosyce occulta 'Hidden Eriosyce'

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Size: 2"

Eriosyce occulta, commonly referred to as the "Hidden Eriosyce," is a captivating species of cactus native to the arid terrains of South America. This rare and sought-after plant boasts a spherical, deep green body that can grow up to 15 cm in diameter, often remaining solitary but occasionally branching to form small clusters. Its surface is intricately adorned with dense, woolly areoles and sharp spines that vary in color from golden to dark brown, offering a striking contrast against its dark green flesh.

The Hidden Eriosyce is celebrated not only for its distinctive, rugged beauty but also for its resilience and adaptability, thriving in both natural rocky outcrops and domesticated environments with minimal care. During the spring and early summer, it surprises enthusiasts with vibrant, funnel-shaped flowers. These blooms range in color from deep red to bright yellow, emerging from the crown of the plant to create a dazzling display that attracts pollinators and admirers alike.

Cultivating Eriosyce occulta provides an enriching experience for both novice and experienced cactus enthusiasts. It requires well-draining soil, moderate watering with dry periods between, and full sunlight to partial shade, mimicking its native desert conditions. Its slow growth rate and unique aesthetic make it a prized specimen in succulent collections, rock gardens, and as a stand-alone centerpiece.

Whether you're drawn to its exotic appearance, its flowering spectacle, or its symbol of endurance and adaptation, Eriosyce occulta is a remarkable addition to any plant collection, offering a touch of South American wilderness to your home or garden.


    Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

    Size: 2"

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