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Silver torch

Cleistocactus strausii

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2m

50cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Silver torch Overview

This is a cactus-like branching succulent to 2.5m in height. It will bear grey green stems that have yellow spines covered in white bristle. From the stems of older plants appear cup-shaped, dark red-cylindrical flowers in late summer.

Common problems with Silver torch

How to propagate Silver torch

Cuttings

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Seed