Silver Torch - Plant

Cleistocactus straussii 
Silver Torch

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.
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5-12 Working Days
£ 5.95
£ 7.95  

  • Free delivery
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Specifics
  • ‘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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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Cleistocactus straussii 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green, Red
    Light preference full sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height20 - 35 cm
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