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Hildewintera Hybrid MONTEZUMA Cleistocactus Flower

The Hildewintera hybrid MONTEZUMA comes from breeder Klaus Rippe. It has a lovely flower with a diameter of roughly 8 cm. I enjoy breeding with it in crosses and I noted a similarity to another HWH hybrid called ANDENKEN AN FRIEDRICH RITTER. The body is a classic Hildewintera or Cleistocactus body and at a certain size it starts leaning over and grow prostrate. Personally, I love Hildewintera flowers, but I try to get a more stable and columnar body in my crosses. The goal is to get a Hildewintera flower on a Trichocereus body.

Hildewintera Hybrid MONTEZUMA Cleistocactus Flower
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Hildewintera Hybrid MONTEZUMA Flower Videos

Here is another video of Hildewintera Hybrid MONTEZUMA. I already took another flower video of this one like a week ago, but this one turned out a lot nice in regards to the look of the flower. There are days when everything works perfectly and the flowers open smoothly, and that´s what happened here. Hildewintera / HWH hybrid MONTEZUMA is still pretty rare and I think mine originally came from Kakteen Vers. I tried finding out more info about the parents but nothing was available. In my opinion it is a hybrid with ANDENKEN AN FRIEDRICH RITTER though. It is difficult to keep these two apart. Hildewintera is now included in the genus Cleistocactus.

More photos of this hybrid will be posted in my Patreon at https://patreon.com/cactusjerk

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