Silver Torch cactus (Cleistocactus strausii) - 10 seeds
Common names: Silver Torch Cactus, Wooly Torch, Snow Pole
Synonyms: Pilocereus straussii, Borzicactus strausii, Cephalocereus strausii, Cereus strausii, Denmoza strausii
Cleistocactus strausii is is one of the several morphological or local forms of Pilosocereus leucocephalus. It is a beautiful and well known tree-like cactus that hardly needs an introduction, with its blue ribbed stem tufted in thick silky wool from which near the tops emerge short, funnel-shaped, flesh-coloured blooms. It flowers on and off throughout the growing season. The only drawback here is that the flowers have a very strong, foul smell. It is a popular plant even with non-cereus-minded growers.