Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has been successful on several levels. The compact plant produces warm sunset-colored flowers with excellent shape and has been remade several times. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex that I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Bali Flare' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. When you study the breeding, you see Circle of Life on both sides, and looking even deeper you find the rupicolous L. briegeri on both sides as well. This ancestry gives an indication of what to expect. Plants will be compact, and flower color will range from light sunset colors to brighter yellows and oranges. Flowers will have nice form, with wide petals, on a strong stem holding 3-4 blooms. Very nice!
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parents of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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