Trichocerus spachianus – Golden Torch cactus

This cactus is slow growing, eventually reaching about 2.0M tall with 10-15 ribs and 1-2cm long golden yellow spines. Architectural, spiky, parallel dark green columns, with occasional spectacular white flowers.

This provides welcome architectural interest year round, but it is the flowers that are absolutely amazing. And you do have to be patient – this plant had been in its current position for twelve years before flowering and it will have been a few years old when planted.

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