Haworthia white widow hybrid (PP344 series) #103
Description: Haworthia mutica “white widow” has white window pigmentation that differs from the white spotting seen in Haworthia species like picta, splendens and groenewaldii. The “white widow” pigmentation seems to originate from deeper window layers and tends to surround and radiate out from the window lines. In contrast, picta type spotting manifests as distinct window spots which can differ in size and concentration. I made a series of hybrids to try and combine the “White Widow” trait with other white window pigmentation traits. Haworthia hybrid series PP344 is a cross between H. mutica "white widow" and my “Blue Dragon” hybrid which itself has very opaque cloudy windows. You can see both traits in the siblings from this cross. Looking at these pictures of these my thought is “Uh, do I really want to sell these?”
Prickly Pete breeding program:
I have been hybridizing Haworthia for close to 25 years. Most of my hybrids are multi-generational complex hybrids created from carefully selected parental stock. I breed to intensify and combine leaf and window coloration, leaf texture and leaf shape traits.
Leaf coloration is influenced by the interaction of the pigmentation of the leaf and the coloration and the windows. The windows can be clear or can have spots which vary in size. In hybrids the spotting often turns the entire window opaque. I strive for obtaining reds, pink, purple, orange, phosphorescent green and iridescent blue.
Leaf texture can be smooth or bumpy or bristly. In some of my hybrids I get red colored spines and bumps.
Haworthia can have many variations in leaf shape. I use plants like truncata in my breeding to introduce variations in leaf shape.
In 2005 I started numbering my crosses to keep track of them. So my numbers are labeled as PP#. For each PP cross there will be multiple siblings, all genetically unique individuals that will express slightly different traits. Therefore you will be obtaining a one-of-a-kind plant that no one else has. I hope you take good care of it. The seedlings will change as the age and pigmentation will usually intensify over time.