Plant Care Golden Torch

Golden Torch

4.7 out of 5 (82 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, Golden Column and Trichocereus spachianus

Taxonomy

Echinopsis spachiana
Echinopsis
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

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 Fort Worth, Texas.

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 Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Growing Golden Torch in Fort Worth right now

Light needs for plant Golden Torch in Fort Worth, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Worth is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Golden Torch in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 23.5% ☀️

November 28th, 2022

Fort Worth is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to decrease by 23.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Golden Torch in Fort Worth, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 29th, 2022

This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Golden Torch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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 Fort Worth, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Fort Worth is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Golden Torch is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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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 Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Golden Torch has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 62
Golden Torch has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
Golden Torch has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
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
Jazlindreal avatar
@Jazlindreal
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 196 XP
01/15/2022

This guy has been through many tough times yet is still growing great.

Survivor Survivor
Gemrosemoss avatar
@Gemrosemoss
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Saint-Eusèbe, Québec
12/21/2021

this tiny cactus is really easy to take care of and they don’t need a lot of water or to be watered too often. Oh and it doesn’t hurt you fingers when you touch it!

Survivor Survivor
Caroljackson avatar
@Caroljackson
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe Coram, NY
10/21/2021

So easy to take care of

Survivor Survivor
Emily18 avatar
@Emily18
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 208 XP
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!

Laurenr02 avatar
@Laurenr02
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 101 XP
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 the size in four months!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fletcher avatar
@Fletcher
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Bentonville, AR
08/12/2021

I had this guy for 6 years and I got hem at Walmart.🌵

Survivor Survivor
Miaaa avatar
@Miaaa
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 3,572 XP
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

Survivor Survivor
Malar87 avatar
@Malar87
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 3,118 XP
globe Offenbach am Main, Hessen
08/06/2021

Such a trooper this one. If you ignore him too much, he‘ll just grow slower.

Fast grower Fast grower
Bgrissom315 avatar
@Bgrissom315
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 160 XP
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!

Survivor Survivor
Ruby avatar
@Ruby
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 24 XP
06/03/2021

i love duncan ❤️

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Karin avatar
@Karin
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Murrieta, CA
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Erika avatar
@Erika
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 135 XP
05/22/2021

Super easy to take care of!

Valter avatar
@Valter
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 228 XP
globe Valbo, Gavleborg County
05/21/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Faithplants avatar
@Faithplants
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 438 XP
globe Norwich, England
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 plants.

Survivor Survivor
Emilytompkins avatar
@Emilytompkins
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 346 XP
globe Pound, VA
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!

Survivor Survivor
Xyz avatar
@Xyz
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 4,198 XP
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 been placed in areas too hot and too cold, with direct sunlight and no sunlight at all. I'm convinced nothing can kill this thing and it will outlast me very easily.

When established this plant needs little water and attention. I'm serious when I say that you can just abandon it for a month and it will even put out new growth. However, this is not a fast growing or very exciting plant. Mine has looked almost the same for over a year and because of the climate in New Zealand I cannot get it to bloom.

If you like cacti, or you're a verified plant killer this is the one for you!

Survivor Survivor
Lillieleeds avatar
@Lillieleeds
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 818 XP
05/08/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Succlentgardens06 avatar
@Succlentgardens06
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 131 XP
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!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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