Echinopsis huascha (Friedrich & Rowley): A columnar cactus from Argentina with golden spines and bright red flowers. This plant is known as red torch cactus due to these fire red flowers which appear along the top of the plant.
The spines arise from white dots (areoles) which line up vertically along the plant's ribs and come together at its top. Eventually, it can branch at its base and grow stems over 3.0' long.
- This cactus variety will not survive a hard frost.
- It can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill.
- They are particularly easy to grow.
This cactus variety will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of temperatures below 40F, it can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot.
Watch Instructions and guide
Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply and wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.