Vatriciana guentheri (Golden Torch Cactus) – The Cactus Outlet

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Also known as an Epostoa or Vatriciana Guentheri. This small, shrubby, multi-column cactus grows to be 4 to 6 feet tall and is native to the dry deserts of South America. Very similar in growth habit to the Silver torch that we also offer. The Golden torch has a multi-column growth habit as it matures and you can not beat the way sunlight reflects off of this plant. It really looks like it glows in the sun.

Columnar Cacti design and application suggestions:

Columnar cacti are impactful and dramatic. Frame an entryway, put one in an office corner that is just screaming for something interesting or if you are lucky to live in a suitable outdoor environment, install a few columnar cacti in the landscape for dramatic effect. Our columnar cacti are equally happy in a decorative pot or planted in the ground.

Our columnar cacti offer you different colors and growth forms. The totem pole and curiosity cacti have very interesting growth habits. The Mexican fence post, peruvian apple, organ pipe, saguaro and senita offer elegance and presence. The curiosity cacti, silver and golden torch offer splashes of color to integrate with your space.

Why purchase our Columnar Cacti?

Our columnar cacti are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. Our columnar cacti present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your columnar cacti and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Tracy Rinella


John D Wetherby
Fast and reliable

What a great experience. I placed my order on a Wednesday, and it arrived by Friday, it was a perfect specimen and it was wrapped and shipped perfectly to me. I was able to take it straight from the box and into the ground in less than 15 minutes. . This was such an easy process, I am already looking for the next cactus I want to add to my landscaping.

Janet Foley
I am happy that this was landscape ready and packaged so well

My cactus was landscape ready when I got it so it was an easy process. I am impressed by the level of packaging for my plant. Most companies don't seem to put too much time into this, but it is clear that the cactus outlet cares about their plants frmo start to finish.

Fallon Vazquez
Excited to watch mine grow

My golden torch came in prime condition. I heard they can grow up to 6 feet and im excited to see if mine makes it to that height.

Imaan Hawkins
Will mine grow to be 6ft?

the yellow spikes look so fuzzy. I love my golden torch! Is there any way I tell how tall mine will grow? I hope it reaches 6ft.