Haworthia "Green Pleasure Machine" well rooted TC plants
Description: "Green Pleasure Machine" is one of my favorite hybrids, a selection from my PP78 Haworthia hybrid series. This one is a good example of the "Green Stripe" trait I am breeding. This trait was one I bred from an H. enigma in my collection. In certain hybrids the expression of this trait is very unique and dramatic. This plant has vivid green lines contrasting with dark rough windows. I offered small TC plants of these before but many people had trouble keeping them alive. I kept a small number of these and grew them in soil for over a year now. They have become well established and good sized. I have a very limited number of these available. Please note that these are not beginner plants. These are somewhat temperamental and need careful monitoring of light levels to find the sweet spot that keeps them happy. The mother plant (not for sale) is the large plant in the first four pictures. The TC plants for sale are the well established plants in pictures 5 and 6
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.