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Haworthia "TetraTreasures" PP525 hybrid series #A6
Haworthia "TetraTreasures" PP525 hybrid series #A6
Haworthia "TetraTreasures" PP525 hybrid series #A6
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George Theodoris

Haworthia "TetraTreasures" PP525 hybrid series #A6

Description:  Welcome to TetraTreasures! I have been developing tetraploid Haworthia hybrids. These hybrids are unique and, in some ways, distinct from regular Haworthia hybrids. They tend to have wider leaves, more intense pigmentation and large flowers with thick flower petals. I have observed that tetraploidy in Haworthia has paradoxical effects- hybrid vigor and inbreeding depression are both increased. This phenomenon is observed in other plants as well. I am writing a paper on this currently.  What this means is that tetraploid hybrids have more vigor and are larger while pure tetraploid species have decreased vigor and are smaller and more slow growing. Please note these plants will not produce viable seed if crossed to diploids but can produce viable seed if crossed to other tetraploids. 

PP525 is:  picta tetraploid  x "Cersei" tetraploid

other tetraploids. 

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.

Regular price $65.00