Silver Torch Cactus - Cleistocactus strausii
Silver Torch Cactus - Wolly Torch Cactus - (Cleistocactus strausii)
Habitat: It is native to high mountain regions of Bolivia and Argentina.
Description: Its slender, erect, grey-green columns can reach a height of 3 m (9.8 ft), but are only about 6 cm (2.5 in) across. Older cactuses, over 45 cm (17.5 in) tall, produce deep red, burgundy, flowers in late summer.