Silver Torch

462

Maintenance Level
Low
Placements
Outdoor-Sunny or Indoor
Toxic
YES
Fragrance
None
Seasons
Spring Summer
Plant Height
15" to 30"

 Water Frequency

Winter

Monthly

Summer

Alternate Day

  Fertilizer Frequency

Winter

3-4 Month

Summer

1-2 Month
Qty:  1
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Cleistocactus strausii is a perennial cactus native to high mountain regions. The Silver Torch cactus can be an attractive accent plant to your landscape or patio. In its natural habitat it receives plenty of water during the summer, but almost none over the winter period.
There are about 28 species of these tall, slender desert cacti, but only Cleistocactus strausii is widely cultivated indoors.

Soil Need

Organic Soil

Fertilizer (type)

Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium Fertilizer

Growth Pattern

Moderate

Pruning

2-3 Month

Re-Potting

Every 3-4 Month

Process :

 

1. Plant silver torch cactus in soil amended with at least 50 percent sand.
2. Water the plant regularly in the absence of rainfall.
3. Feed silver torch cactus lightly in late spring and again in mid-summer.
4. Spray the cactus with insecticidal soap spray ( Reapply every 4-to-7 days, as needed).

 

1. Interesting Color Change in the Landscape

Do's

1. During the fall, reduce watering to every five weeks if the ground dries out.
2. In winter, keep the cactus dry.
3. Water the plant very lightly if it looks shriveled.

Don'ts

1. Never water if the top of the soil feels damp.
2. Never over-fertilize. 

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