The Silver Torch Cactus is a powerful torch-shaped succulent species found in Mexico and the southwestern United States. While the plant has been available in the U.S. for a few decades, it’s only recently that the Silver Torch Cactus has gained popularity over other species of torch cactus.
With a background in both agriculture and the arts, I was drawn to the Silver Torch cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. metallica) because it was both beautiful and unusual. It’s also very different from my other favorite plants, the agaves.