Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Over the years Pot. Rubescence has proven its ability to breed plants that are easy to grow and bloom with shapely flowers and dark red lips. Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) produced many nice offspring, they all had good stems with 4-5 flowers imparted from the Tokyo Magic and the good shape and lip from the Rubescence. Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) gave similar results, good stems of 5-7 shapely deep red flowers and dark lips. The expectations for this cross are that the combination of the doubling of Rubescence genes will give us shapely red flowers with darker red lips, and the high flower count and strong stems from the influence of Tokyo Magic and Spring Fires will make for higher flower count, all this equals 5-7, shapely red flowers, dark red lips, on strong stems.
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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