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Cleistocactus Straussi

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The Cleistocactus Straussi is also commonly known as the silver torch or woolly torch due to its upright growing stems. Native to the Bolivia and Argentina, it can produce some stunning pink flowers and can tolerate more cold than other cacti.

Light: Bright indirect to full sun.

Water: Generally cacti need only be watered very sparingly. Ensure the soil throughout the whole pot has dried out between waterings.


Pot size - 12cm


We use environmentally friendly packaging where possible including 'Enviro-boxes', fully recyclable paper tape, biodegradable bubble wrap and starch packing peanuts which are fully soluble when saturated with water. Our 'Enviro-boxes' have been developed in conjunction with WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, the Enviro-box offers a sustainable and reliable alternative to larger double wall boxes.

Delivery Info

Free Local Deliveries
We offer free local deliveries on all orders over £65 to the following West London postcodes W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W10, W11, W12, W13 & TW8.  For orders under £65 to any of these postcodes a £4.95 delivery charge will be added at the check out. 

Nationwide Shipping

Online orders are processed and dispatched within seven business days. The standard delivery fee is £5.95 for orders below £65; free shipping for orders above £65. Our plants are shipped Monday to Wednesday. Orders received Thursday to Sunday will be shipped the following Monday to avoid live plant products sitting in warehouses over the weekend. Your order will be sent via DPD or Royal Mail using their next day service.

Click & Collect
All our products are available for Click and Collect from our Chiswick store at 21 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1RG. We will notify you once your order is ready to collect from our store but we aim to have them ready 1 hour after receiving your order. If you would rather collect your purchase from our Northfields store please contact us before placing your order and we will see if this can be facilitated. 

*Unfortunately due to the high cost of shipping. We are unable to ship plants to the Islands of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Isle of White, the Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands, however please email us to see if we can find a solution*


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