Plant Care Golden Torch

Golden Torch

4.9 out of 5 (8 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 8
Golden Torch has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Golden Torch has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Golden Torch has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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

Sierrasoasis avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Sierrasoasis
Alton, IL
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

Sydlovesspuds avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Mr. Cactus by Sydlovesspuds on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

I kill all succulents except this one. Homeboy has survived.

How to care for Golden Torch

Water

How often to water your Golden Torch

Water needs for Golden Torch
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Torch needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Golden Torch

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Golden Torch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Torch: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Golden Torch may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city 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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

Trending in your area

Similar to Golden Torch

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in