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Gold Torch

Gold Torch

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: bright yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Gold Torch Cactus, scientifically known as Echinopsis spachiana (formerly Trichocereus spachianus), is a striking columnar cactus native to South America. It's highly prized for its ornamental value, particularly its vibrant, golden-yellow flowers.

Growing to about 2 to 4 feet in height, the Gold Torch Cactus forms upright, cylindrical stems that are bright green in color. These stems are ribbed and covered in small, evenly spaced spines. As the cactus matures, it can produce multiple branching stems, creating a fuller, bushy appearance.

One of the most spectacular features of the Gold Torch Cactus is its flowers. This cactus produces large, trumpet-shaped blooms that are a bright, vivid yellow, sometimes with orange or red hues. The flowers typically bloom in late spring or early summer and open during the day. The blooms are not only visually striking but also have a pleasant fragrance.

This cactus thrives in full sun to partial shade and requires well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during the growing season. In colder climates, the Gold Torch Cactus should be protected from freezing temperatures or grown in a container that can be moved indoors.

In landscaping, the Gold Torch Cactus is often used as an accent plant in rock gardens, cactus gardens, or as a standalone specimen. Its bright yellow flowers and columnar growth habit make it a popular choice for adding a touch of elegance and exotic beauty to garden settings.

Overall, the Gold Torch Cactus is a low-maintenance and visually appealing plant, ideal for gardeners looking to add a splash of color and architectural interest to their outdoor spaces. Its striking flowers and easy-care nature make it a favorite among both novice and experienced cactus enthusiasts.

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