Plant Care Torch Cactus
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Torch Cactus

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Torch Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Trichocereus grandiflorus
Trichocereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Torch Cactus

Water

How often to water your Torch Cactus

Water needs for Torch Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Torch Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Torch Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
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 Torch Cactus in your home

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

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

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

Torch Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Torch Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Torch Cactus: 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 Torch Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Torch Cactus

Torch Cactus

Torch Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

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.

What other plant parents say

Torch Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Kbeans19 avatar
@Kbeans19
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 2,450 XP
globe Laredo, Texas
07/15/2021

Very low maintenance cactus and it’s nice to watch it grow taller :)

Fast grower Fast grower

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