Cleistocactus hylacanthus hyb.

Common Name: Rocket Torch Cactus

Cleistocactus hylacanthus hyb., commonly known as the Rocket Torch Cactus, reminds us of a “cactus” version of the iconic desert Ocotillo, because of its wand-like arms branching from the base, bearing hot orange-red flowers much of the year! Vertical stems form clumps up to 3 ½ ‘ tall and about as wide.  Dense white and silver thorns are their own show when back-lit by morning or evening sun.  Hardy to low 20’s, full sun.  Excellent coast, valley, or deserts. Crazy, tall, indoor house plant in hot sunny windows.

  • Type: Cactus
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 3 Feet
  • Hardy To: 22° F
  • Blooms: Red, spring to fall