- One silver torch cactus Plant.
- One plastic nursery Pot black color Size 4-5 Inch.
- Plant Height Approx. 10 to 12 Inches.
- Free Caring Guide Manual Inside The Order.
- Soil: Use a quality soil rich in humus and other nutrients.
- Temperature: Maintain an optimal climate of 65 degrees.
- Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist while your plant is blooming, misting it frequently.
- Light: Place the cactus in an east-facing window for moderate light and some direct sun.
- Fertilization: Apply a high-potassium fertilizer every two weeks once buds form.
- Transplantation: Repot your cactus each year after flowering.
Common plant names are interesting. In the case of Silver Torch cactus plants (Cleistocactus strausii), the name is extremely characterizing. These are eye catching succulents that will astound even the most jaded cactus collector. Keep reading for Silver Torch cactus facts that will astonish and make you yearn for a specimen if you don’t already have one. Cactus come in a dazzling array of sizes, forms, and colors. Growing a Silver Torch cactus plant will provide your home with one of the most stunning examples of these succulents. Make sure you have plenty of room for the multiple ten foot (3 m.) tall stems.The genus name, Cleistocactus, comes from the Greek “kleistos,” which means closed. This is a direct reference to the plant’s flowers which don’t open. The group is native to the mountains of Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. They are columned plants that generally have numerous stems and come in many sizes. Silver Torch itself is quite large but can be used as a potted plant. Interestingly, cuttings from this cactus rarely root, so propagation is best through seed. Hummingbirds are the chief pollinator of the plant.In the landscape the potential size of this cactus makes it a focal point in the garden. The slender columns are comprised of 25 ribs, covered in areoles that bristle with four two inch (5 cm.) light yellow spines surrounded by 30-40 shorter white, almost fuzzy spines. The whole effect actually looks like the plant is in a Muppet suit and simply lacks eyes and a mouth. When plants are old enough deeply pink, horizontal flowers appear in late summer. Bright red fruits form from these blooms. USDA zones 9-10 are suitable for growing a Silver Torch cactus outdoors. Otherwise, use it in a greenhouse or as a large houseplant.
This cactus needs full sun but in the hottest regions it prefers some shelter from midday heat. The soil should be freely draining but does not have to be particularly fertile. Water the plant spring through summer when the top of the soil is dry. By fall, reduce watering to every five weeks if the ground is dry to the touch. Keep the plant dry in winter. Fertilize with a slow release food in early spring that is low in nitrogen. Silver Torch cactus care is similar when potted. Re-pot every year with fresh soil. Move pots indoors if a freeze threatens. In ground plants can tolerate a brief freeze without significant damage.
The care of this plant is very low and easy. After 20 to 25 days in this plant, vermicompost should be added from 50 to 100 grams per plant. And add a spoonful of Epsom salt to 5 liters of water. Which improves plant growth, and grows well. Water should be added after 2 to 3 days (as the soil dries). Water should never be poured in the afternoon. Because by pouring water in the afternoon, the water becomes hot in the sun and damages the plant due to which the plant deteriorates quickly. Therefore water should be poured in the evening.
Type: Evergreen plant.
Care: Easily care and maintained.
Suitable: Outdoor & Shaded Area.
Use: Decoration and Purpose.
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