Haworthia hybrid series PP186, 2 siblings
Description: One of my goals in my breeding program is to combine unique coloration with atypical leaf shapes and atypical window morphologies. This is a sibling from my PP186 hybrid series. A cross of my "Purple Haze" hybrid crossed to the Japanese hybrid "Forbidden city. My goal was to combine the intense coloration of "Purple Haze" with the atypical window morphology of "Forbidden City". Siblings from this cross display a huge amount of genetic variation and run the gamut in terms of appearance. I will be posting a bunch of these for sale soon.
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.