Silver Torch

Cleistocactus straussii

Silver Torch

Cleistocactus straussii
An exceptionally decorative cactus plant!
This highly decorative columnar cactus (Cleistocactus straussii) is densely covered with white-silver hairs. ‘Silver Torch’ feels most comfortable in a sunny, warm position. After a few years they can reach a good height.
You will receive a cluster of various sized cacti.
Why not treat them to a nice pot? These are listed below.
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Silver Torch
Silver Torch
Silver Torch
Specifications:
Latin name: Cleistocactus straussii
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green,Red
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 20 - 35 cm
Planting+

After receiving ‘Silver Torch’ place in a warm sunny position. It is also tolerant of full sun. This strong, decorative cactus plant requires very little maintenance.

Care+

As ‘Silver Torch’ (Cleistocactus straussii) is drought resistant it will require very little watering, therefore it can be left to dry out between waterings. During the winter put the plant in a cooler place and watering once will be sufficient. Do not over-water as this could result in loosing the plant. If your cactus needs to be repotted use a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand. It is advisable to wear gloves when handling Cleistocactus straussii for protection from the spines.

Extra+

‘Silver Torch’ (Cleistocactus straussii) originates from the South American highlands up to 3000 m altitude. After a few years the slender columns can reach a good height. In all, Cleistocactus straussii is a very decorative houseplant that is easy to take of.   

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