Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch
Cleistocactus straussii silver torch

When you add this cactus to your collection, you will receive a plant that looks similar to the pictures. It will be sent in a 3.5” pot to prevent root damage.

This cactus likes strong sunlight, but not high temperatures — in fact, it can withstand hard frosts down to -10°C. In its natural habitat, it receives plenty of water during the summer, but almost none over the winter period.

Cleistocactus strausii has a green stem that looks silvery grey because of the short, whitish spines that completely cover it. In a 20cm (8") pot, the plant can reach a height of 1.5 m (5') and will probably consist of several stems.

This cactus does not flower until it is 10 to 15 years old. When Cleistocactus strausii has become 1m (3') or taller, it will produce narrow, tubular flowers from areoles at the top of the main stem. The flowers are 8 to 10cm (3-4") long and carmine-red and they appear in summer. They never fully opened, each last only for four or five days.

Add this unique and fun cactus to your collection of plants and enjoy watching it grow! Be sure to shop through our other plant collections today!

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Late spring-summer
Common Name Silver torch
Dormancy Winter
Flower Dark pink
Frost Tolerance -28°c
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 4a to 11b
Height 12 cm
Origin Bolivia
Scientific Name Cleistocactus straussii
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun
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LM
09/27/2021
Linda M.
United States United States

Love This White Cactus

Love Silver Tourch cacti. This one arrived timely, undamaged and in Good health.

ML
09/18/2021
Marie L.
United States United States

WOW!

Arrived beautifully wrapped and in pristine condition!

LP
04/19/2021
Leonid P.
United States United States

Great experience

Large plant and it is in excellent shape!

KK
02/19/2021
Katie K.
United States United States

great buying experience

Great condition, fast shipping. I ordered to a freezing, snowy state on the east coast in the middle of winter, and it arrived in perfect condition! Will definitely order again.

PA
12/26/2020
patricia a.
United States United States

Cleistocactus straussii

So well packed and a nice size. These can grow incredibly large, although my climate isn't ideal, I am looking forward to watching it grow!

Cleistocactus straussii silver torch

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.