Plant Care Golden Torch

Golden Torch

4.8 out of 5 (60 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 48
Golden Torch has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Golden Torch has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Golden Torch has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
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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@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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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, 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

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@Emilytompki…
Richmond, VA
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!

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@Karin
Murrieta, CA
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

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@Mccall
Salt Lake City, UT
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Ivan by Mccall on Greg, the plant care app
07/15/2021

I love this little guy. Low maintenance. Just wants some sun and sandy soil. And a couple friends in a succulent planter never hurt.

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@Lillie
Dolgellau, Wales
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named the illusive jeremy by Lillie on Greg, the plant care app
05/08/2021

Soooo resilient!! Forgot about it for so long, found it not long ago and it’s still thriving!! Recommend for everyone

Succlentgardens06 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Torch named Tim by Succlentgardens06 on Greg, the plant care app
04/29/2021

It’s really easy to care for-coming from someone who kills every plant haha They just need a lot of light!

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@Valter
Valbo, Gävleborgs län
Rating of the plant Golden Torch named cactus by Valter on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

Realllyyyy!! easy to take care of good for you that don’t have time to water a plant every day 😊🙂

How to care for Golden Torch

Water

How often to water your Golden Torch

Water needs for Golden Torch
0.5 cups
every 12

Golden Torch needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York, NY.

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
12

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.

Plant care guide for Golden Torch in New York, NY

New York, NY

94% High

Growing Golden Torch in New York right now

Light needs for plant Golden Torch in New York, NY

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Golden Torch in New York, NY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.8% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Golden Torch in New York, NY

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of da…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in New York, NY ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Golden Torch thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Golden Torch

Nutrient needs for plant Golden Torch in New York, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 28th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Golden Torch

Golden Torch

Golden Torch


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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