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Cleistocactus strausii

For sale by P.Kennedy

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This Cleistocactus needs a full depth pot (rather than the half pot used for most cacti) and re-potting in the Spring, to reach its full height- 6 feet (2m). Keep dry in the Winter, and water/feed in the Summer, allow to dry between watering.

Cleistocactus strausii | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.3 litres

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Common names

Silver torch


Cleistocactus strausii (Silver torch). This is a cactus-like branching succulent to 2.5m in height. It will bear grey green stems that have yellow spines covered in white bristle. From the stems of older plants appear cup-shaped, dark red-cylindrical flowers in late summer.


It will need staking

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Cleistocactus strausii | Rochester, Medway, ME1 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

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