Bolivian Torch Cactus

Echinopsis lageniformis | Also known as: Trichocereus bridgesii | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Of all the cacti with torch referred to in their names, echinopsis lageniformis is perhaps the least torch-like. Its succulent stem grows tall and erect, but it has none of the white or golden hair that suggests a lit torch from a distance. The bolivian torch cactus is simply blue-green in colour, with four to eight ribs, and long sandy brown spines spaced out on their edges. A stunning multi-petalled white flower emerges for the top of the stem, backed by lime green sepals that add to the display. Like most cacti, the bolivian torch cactus is best grown in containers under glass, requiring regular watering in summer and minimal in winter. Pruning is not usually required.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Hardiness zone
  • Z14-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
  • well-drained
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Cacti
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years