4.7 out of 5 (74 experiences)
Also known as
White Torch Cactus and Golden Column
What other plant parents say
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…
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…
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…
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Golden Torch needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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 🚫.
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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.