Haworthia "Jade Frost" series PP113
Description: Haworthia "Jade Frost" series (PP 113 cross) Sown in 2014. Green is a color I breed against. But some clones of enigma and grownwaldii have unusual green pigmentation which manifests as a dramatic phosphorescent green overlay color. This is one of my favorite traits and I am actively making hybrids to accentuate and enhance this trait. The PP113 cross is a complex cross of two hybrids: a PP22 (enigma x Pink Floyd) plant with dramatic green coloration and a cross of wimii and the truncata hybrid "frosty" (one of my first hybrids from before I implemented my numbering system) with upright frosty pointy leaves and interesting leaf morphology. The goal is to make plants with interesting leaf morphology and texture and with the dramatic green pigmentation. This particular seedbatch was small, so there are not many of these.
Prickly Pete breeding program:
I have been hybridizing Haworthia for nearly 20 years. Most of my hybrids are multigenerational 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 entre window opaque. I strive for obtaining reds, pink, purple, orange, dusky gray-blue and more recently phosphorescent green.
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.