Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
This is the first Diacrium (syn. Caularthron) bicornutum cross we have made in a while. Diacrium Silver Horace (Dialc. Silver Star x C. Horace) blooms with 5-6 shapely soft pink flowers with dark purple lips, sturdy stems carry the flowers well above the leaves. Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) has large white flowers with a touch of purple on the petal’s tips and yellow markings on the lateral sepals, the lip is intense crimson red, strong stems easily hold the 5-6 flowers. This cross will have strong stems holding 5-6 shapely soft pink flowers with ruffled, boldly colored lips well above the foliage.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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