The Fuzzy Wooly Torch cactus (also referred to as the Silver Torch Cactus), is a fast-growing, clumping, columnar cactus that can reach up to 10 feet in height. Its name comes from the wooly white appearance of the fine hair-like needles and bristles that cover the stem. The “torch” part of the name reflects the torch-like appearance of the red flowers that bloom at the tops of the stems, that extend horizontally and appear in the spring and summer. Since it is native to the high mountain regions, it has a high frost tolerance. However, it may be wise to cover the tender, exposed tips if temperatures dip below freezing.
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