Haworthia hybrid series PP161 1 siblings + PP234 5 siblings
Description: Haworthia "PP161" hybrid series. A cross of my "Empress" hybrid and a Japanese enigma hybrid.
Description: Haworthia "PP234" hybrid series. A cross between one of my highly colorful PP94 hybrids and the one of the Gerhard Marx "Parthenon" hybrids. This meeting of two high-caliber lines has produced some stunning progeny. If these were auctioned I can't imagine what they would go for. Please be advised that these require special care: compared to other hybrids they are more sensitive to cold during the winter. Protect from cold AND ensure you have a top dressing like pure pumice to keep the rosette leaves dry. Avoid having them in situations where the rosette leaves are overly wet for long periods.
The first 5 plants in the pictures are PP234 and the last plant in the picture is PP161
Prickly Pete breeding program:
I have been hybridizing Haworthia for 20 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.