One of the easiest of the copiapoas to grow, this species flowers regularly and often, making it a must for a cactus collection and a good beginning point for a collection of copiapoas. However, it needs a good draining potting mix as it is prone to rot if allowed to sit in moisture, and it prefers some shade during the heat of summer.
A dry winter rest with protection from frost is also needed.
Now considered by many to be a synonym of Copiapoa hypogaea or a variety of same
(Syn. Copiapoa hypogaea var. barquitensis).