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Description for Silver torch
Cactus (Cleistocactus strausii) is known for a single, fuzzy white spine. Thriving in windowsills, greenhouses and even outdoors, the Silver Torch requires plenty of space to spread its roots. When it reaches 18 inches in height, watch for a beautiful show as peach-colored blooms appear during spring and summer months.
Cleistocactus strausii (silver torch or wooly torch) is a perennial cactus of the family Cactaceae. It is native to high mountain regions of Bolivia and Argentina, above 3,000 m (9,843 ft).
Planting and care
Caring for Silver torch
- Cactus grown indoors tend to gather dust. These spiny cacti can be effectively washed down with a soft shaving brush.
When cleaning them, it is a good idea to protect the roots by laying a piece of plastic sheeting over the potting mixture to prevent undue wetting at the base of the plant. Use newspaper as a wrapping to protect the hands from the spines when handling the cactus.
Typical uses of Silver torch
Ornamental use: Cleistocactus strausii makes an attractive landscape plant and or container patio plant where some height is needed, being an attractive accent plant. This columnar tall cactus is suitable for large landscape. Indoors make a spectacular ascent plant as mature Cleistocactus strausii and will flower if it is provided with enough light.
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Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments
How often should i water it and does it come with soil or should i get my own soil?
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Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.
perfect gift for your office and home.