This an old blog that I am reviving at the moment. My home made websites work well and I would like to continue with them. Blogger however is so easy to deal with now and saves a lot of time. I shall therefore place posts here and may transfer some to my other websites later that are better indexed for specific searches. The indexing/content of the old posts need to be improved - Will work on it bit by bit. You are welcome to leave comments - unfortunately I cannot reply to them as it causes Firefox errors.


Haworthia 'Zenith'

A very beautiful hybrid by Mr. Gerhard Marx.

"The name remains very valid as it is arguably one of the best hybrids to appear in my greenhouse to date. It is a H. splendens hybrid – H. ‘Aluminum Star’ X H. splendens ‘Shikinjo’- but it has a more highly polished gloss than any pure H. splendens I have seen. In addition, ‘Zenith’ has the very attractive color combination of pale metallic blue-grey facial windows combined with broad creamy white lines with chocolate islands inside. The glossy leaves are further adorned with numerous shiny pimples on the surface. Unfortunately Zenith is very reluctant to produce fruits and even efforts to propagate copies of it from leaves were not successful. After many efforts with few results, flower peduncles of it were sent for tissue culture some time ago and reports are that it was successful and that we can hope this stunning hybrid may be more widely distributed in the future."

Haworthia 'Zenith' in the collection of Mr. Gerhard Marx

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