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Golden Torch Cactus

The Golden Torch cactus is an evergreen succulent, receiving its name for its many yellow spines on the plant. In most environments, it produces beautiful white nocturnal flowers at the top of the plant. This type of cactus is excellent to use as an accent, for refined desert gardens. Native to South America (from Bolivia down to Argentina).

It is highly adaptive to its desert environment and does very well in xeriscapes. It is heat loving and cold hardy to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. In its natural desert environment, generally, no supplemental water is necessary. Although it is drought tolerant, it does like moderate water. It doesn’t have to have full sun, as it can also thrive in a partial shade environment. It is slow to medium growing, and its cylindrical stems typically branch upward from the base to 6 feet tall, with each stem being approx. 2 inches wide. Like most cacti, it needs soil that can accommodate efficient drainage.

Please take the time to check out the other types of cacti that we offer at Envirogreen Landscape Design – Build.