Plant Care Torch Cactus

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 located in Boise, Idaho.

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

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 Torch Cactus in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

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Growing Torch Cactus in Boise right now

Light needs for plant Torch Cactus in Boise, Idaho

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boise is currently very 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 Torch Cactus in Boise, Idaho

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.9% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Boise is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boise is expected to decrease by 29.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Torch Cactus in Boise, Idaho

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Boise is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 total hours of daylig…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boise, Idaho ⛅.

Torch Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Torch Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Torch Cactus in Boise, Idaho

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Boise is very 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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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 your location in Boise, Idaho, 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
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@Kbeans19
leaf-1 50 Plants
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globe Laredo, Texas
07/15/2021

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

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