Torch Cactus

(Echinopsis huascha var. ‘grandiflora’)

A close-up of Torch cactus.

This smaller columnar cactus is in the specimen beds between the café and solar field and will grow to about 3 feet. It is a very attractive columnar cactus—perfect for small gardens or several planted in a larger space.

The varietal name grandiflora is no joke! It produces huge blooms and, with a variety of hybrids on the market, it is available in many colors, including pink, red, yellow, and bright fuchsia. When in bloom, they stop visitors in their tracks.

Previously named Lobivia grandiflora or Trichocereus grandiflorus.

Torch originates in Catamarca, Argentina.

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