(Hildewintera aureispina x Chamaecereus silvestrii) cv. ‘Helms Neue’ x Trichocereus camarguensis | Live plant

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A rare intergeneric hybrid involving Trichocereus camarguensis! Live plant.

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(Hildewintera aureispina x Chamaecereus silvestrii) cv. ‘Helms Neue’ x Trichocereus camarguensis | Live plant

(syn. (Hildewintera aureispina x Chamaecereus silvestrii) cv. ‘Helms Neue’ x Echinopsis camarguensis)

This is definitely a rare and interesting genetic line for all us Trichocereus and other cacti collectors – (Hildewintera aureispina x Chamaecereus silvestrii) cv. ‘Helms Neue’ x Trichocereus camarguensis – a threeway, intergeneric hybrid! Available in strictly limited quantity, as live, rooted plants.

An initially columnar cactus with a tendency to sprawl/hang as it matures, ‘Helms Neue’ x Trichocereus camarguensis is a gorgeous, light-green crossbreed, pupping prolifically from its base and covered with medium-length, white-to-ivory-to-brown-to-orange spines. Notably, the flower on this plant is insanely beautiful; vibrant pinkish-red, fringed with electrifying pink-puple-magenta!

Created by German plant breeder Hermann Helm, this hybrid’s mother plant, (Hildewintera aureispina x Chamaecereus silvestrii) cv. ‘Helms Neue’ – often shortened to Hildewintera ‘Helms Neue’ – is a popular cross which forms long, hanging stems and bears truly gorgeous, pinkish-red flowers.

The father plant, Trichocereus camarguensis (synonymous with Echinopsis camarguensis, Echinopsis caulenscens, Soehrensia camarguensis and Trichocereus caulenscens), which donated the pollen used in this crossbreed, is native to the small Andean town of Camargo (for which the species is named). Camargo is two-thousand-four-hundred-and-fourteen metres above sea level, in the Bolivian Department of Chuquisaca. A thin, columnar cactus species, pale-to-bright-green in colour and reaching up to (roughly) sixty or centimetres in height once mature, camarguensis tends towards creeping prostration in habit. This species bears thirteen to eighteen fine, gold-to-yellow spines, which grow up to roughly five-centimetres in length. A night-blooming cactus, camarguensis produces self-sterile, white flowers and round fruit (averaging a few centimetres in diameter). However, it should be noted here that not only is this plant often confused with its relative, Trichocereus strigosus (the latter’s taller, spinier and slightly differently coloured), but is also a popular parent for crossbreeding for their beautiful flowers, which are often a different colour from those of camarguensis (as is the case with (Hildewintera aureispina x Chamaecereus silvestrii) cv. ‘Helms Neue’ x Trichocereus camarguensis).



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1 rooted plant

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~15 cm tall

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