Trichocereus spachianus | ‘Golden Torch’ | Live plant

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Spachianus is an Argentine cactus, popular as grafting stock. Live plant.

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Trichocereus spachianus | ‘Golden Torch’, ‘White Torch’ | Live plant

(syn. Cereus santiaguensis, Cereus spachianus, Echinocereus spachianus, Echinopsis santiaguensis, Echinopsis spachiana, Soehrensia spachiana, Trichocereus manguinii, Trichocereus santiaguensis, Trichocereus shaferi, Trichocereus spachianoides, Trichocereus trichosus)

Trichocereus spachianus (synonymous with Cereus santiaguensis, Cereus spachianus, Echinocereus spachianus, Echinopsis santiaguensis, Echinopsis spachiana, Soehrensia spachiana, Trichocereus manguinii, Trichocereus santiaguensis, Trichocereus shaferi, Trichocereus spachianoides and Trichocereus trichosus) is a columnar cactus species which is native to Argentina. It’s often informally known as ‘Golden Column’, ‘Golden Torch’, ‘Torch Cactus’ and ‘White Torch’. This elegant cactus is available in our shop as live, well-rooted plants.

Spachianus is light to dark green in colour, forming cylindrical stems from its base which reach up to approximately two metres tall by roughly six or seven centimetres in diameter, dotted with grey-brown-red-yellow spines which can reach up to two or three centimetres in length. Impressive, white to whitish flowers – up to roughly twenty centimetres in diameter – bloom at night (although often stay open for at least part of the next day), between late spring and early autumn.

This is a popular species for ornamental cultivation and cristata, monstrose and variegated forms of this species are sometimes available on the collector’s market; Trichocereus spachianus f. cristata, Trichocereus spachianus f. monstrosa and Trichocereus spachianus f. variegata. There are also several commercial hybrids involving this plant and it’s commonly used as a grafting stock for other, slower-growing cactus species too.

Easy to grow outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 (or else indoors or under glass), spachianus‘ main requirements are free-draining, mildly-acidic to mildly-alkaline soil plus sufficient water, light and nutrients. Situate somewhere in full sun to partial shade, at least eighty centimetres apart (to allow them room to comfortably reach their mature size). Water only when the top few centimetres of soil are completely dry to the touch – and avoid temperatures below -5°C!



Product Details

Product Type

Live plant

Amount

1 rooted plant

Size

~15cm tall

Common Name

Golden Torch

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