Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
This is the new eye-catching “Candy Stripe” breeding where the petals have red veins highlighted against a yellow background. Mem. Cristina Montero (Pot. Hisako Jewel x Slc. Cosmic Delite) has bright red flowers with yellow veins on the petals. It is a petite plant - just 5” tall - and flowers twice a year. Cosmic Sparks (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Cosmic Delite) has excellent shape and good veining on the petals. We just needed to add some more yellow to the base color, and that’s why Mem. Cristina Montero 'SVO Sparkle' comes in, the yellow throat of its lip is just what is needed. Both parents are mini-Catts and bloom twice a year, offspring will mature in 3” pots.!
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. The picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description was written by Fred Clarke and details the expectation of this hybrid.
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