Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pretty pictures: Schlumbergera cvv.

I've tried several times to come up with something meaningful or clever to say about these photos. This might be unnecessary: they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, after all. I always feel obligated to add a thousand words too, though, just to be sure. (Sure of what? I don't know.) In this particular case, though, words have failed. So I give you two NOIDs (including the just-purchased yellow one) and Schlumbergera 'Caribbean Dancer.'






(Oh! I did think of one thing to tell you! I made a point of trying to cross-pollinate some of the flowers, and I think I might have had a couple work out. The female parent in both cases was 'Caribbean Dancer;' I've tried using both the salmon and yellow plants as male parents, so if I get seeds out of it, I won't know where they came from, exactly. But oh well.)


5 comments:

Tom said...

I'd love to hear how the pollination turns out. I've tried it before but not with much success.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, really beautiful pictures.. i loved it :)

Greensparrow said...

Yay! Mr. S is becoming a breeder! (A plant breeder, I mean, not the other kind...)

RobĂ­n said...

I was just wishing to know the name of my newly bought beautiful little plant with only one yesterday-opened flower. I like very much the shape structure of the plant.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/9uho.jpg/

mr_subjunctive said...

Robin:

Well, it's a Schlumbergera, but beyond that it's hard to say -- there are so many varieties that it's impossible to identify a variety from photos alone.