The Silver Torch Cactus, or Cleistocactus strausii, is a strikingly beautiful cactus. It's known for its slender columns, silver-blue spines, and vibrant deep red or burgundy flowers.

This cactus adds elegance to any garden, perfect for exotic and narrow spaces. Ideal for foundations, planters, and containers, it brings structure and a unique look.

Garden Beauty and Versatility

Thrives in full sun or partial shade, needing several hours of direct sunlight. Water sparingly, especially in winter, and ensure the soil is dry before watering.

Light & Water Requirements

Use slow-release, low-nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Choose well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes for healthy growth.

Fertilizing and Potting

Grows rapidly, reaching 8 to 10 feet, and flowers in 10-15 years. Best propagated through seeds; monitor for pests like mealybugs and spider mites. Perfect as a low-maintenance, stunning houseplant.

Growth, Propagation, & Care