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Golden Torch

4.7 out of 5 (73 experiences)

Golden Torch has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Golden Torch has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

White Torch Cactus and Golden Column

Taxonomy

Echinopsis spachiana
Echinopsis
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

Golden Torch has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 57
Golden Torch has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
Golden Torch has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Golden Torch has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Golden Torch has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Golden Torch has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Golden Torch has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Unofficials…
Christchurch, Canterbury
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Shiva by Unofficialsheehan on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

I've had this plant for 15+ years and all I can say is that it's completely unkillable. It's been chopped in half (it grew back with extra heads). It was abandoned for a month during lockdown. It's b…

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Laurenr02 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Albert by Laurenr02 on Greg, the plant care app
09/11/2021

It leans toward the sun a lot so I have to rotate it daily. I did not know it was going to grow arms. If you pinch off the arms they will grow roots. It has bloomed before also. It has grown twice t…

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@Faithplants
Norwich, England
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Rod by Faithplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

I’ve kept this poor plant in the shade for years and I always forget to water it, but still it keeps strong. Though I haven’t notice a lot of growth. Perfect for someone who tends to neglect their pl…

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Emily18 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Gideon by Emily18 on Greg, the plant care app
09/15/2021

I’ve had him since elementary school. So 6 years. If he can survive that he can survive anything. Only learned how to take proper care of him with the last year so he’s only now starting to grow!

Kennedy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Planty by Kennedy on Greg, the plant care app
03/22/2021

Had mine for 2 years before I got really into plant didn’t get much light and didn’t water it much and it grew like crazy to get to the light and it’s stayed alive and healthy

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@Sierrasoasis
Alton, Illinois
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named pokey by Sierrasoasis on Greg, the plant care app
03/17/2021

I forget to water my plants often so i enjoy any cacti or succulent because i can forget to water it for a month and it’ll be fine. this one is stabby when i potted it though

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@Emilytompki…
Salem, Virginia
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Santiago by Emilytompkins on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

Such a sweet little cactus and grows really well as long as your give them room. They’re hardy and easy to take care of as long as you don’t overwater and give them light!

Miaaa avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Cactain by Miaaa on Greg, the plant care app
08/09/2021

Very easy to care for - just make sure to let it dry out in between waterings. It's a bit of a slow grower, but mine has produced a few blooms since I've had it

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@Karin
Murrieta, California
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Wade by Karin on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

Wade is the first plant I have been able to keep alive for more than a week, I have had him since 2019. He has grown at least 6-7 inches since then

Bgrissom315 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Shelby by Bgrissom315 on Greg, the plant care app
08/05/2021

You can forget about this plant for weeks and weeks (I’ve gone over a month without watering) and it stays healthy as can be!

How to care for Golden Torch

Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Golden Torch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Torch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Torch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Golden Torch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Golden Torch in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Torch

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden Torch: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Golden Torch after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Golden Torch

Golden Torch

Golden Torch


Greg recommends:

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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