Haworthia "Scarlet Begonias" PP75 hybrid series TC plantlet
Description: My Haworthia Scarlet Begonias hybrids are one of my oldest hybrid series started before the turn of the century. They are splendens x picta hybrids and hybrids of splendens x picta hybrids. They have been selected for intense coloration and spotting. Over the years I have continuously bred and refined them. For sale are tissue culture plantlets of a selected plant from my PP75 hybrid series. This plant has gorgeous red color, dark lines that form a network like pattern and spotting so intense it blends together. The mother plant (NOT FOR SALE) is shown in figures 1 and 2, the well rooted and established plantlets offered for sale are in the remaining figures. The plantlets are varying sizes as can been see from the pictures. For more information about plant tissue culture please check out our new blog
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.