While capensis is a fun one to hybridize, and my overall favorite, on it being the only worthy one to work with I'd have to disagree; I've got an affinis hybrid that is beyond unusual, and a couple others in the works without capensis that are plenty interesting.
If your madag x cape works out, I may have competition for you too: it looks like my attempt at capensis x affinis may well have succeeded. And my madags are flowering along with more capes, so I may repeat a former attempt at a cross between the two.
Last edited by hcarlton; 12-16-2014 at 11:16 AM.
Affinis is already unique unto itself though. I meant the typical rossete X rosette crosses. they all look the same to me. im def interested in the outcome of your affinisXcape cross. If you have any nidiformis you should try crossing that with capensis. I've gotten it to work before but the seedlings were choked to death by moss and algae. That was before i learned about rinsing the peat moss before sowing seeds
I feel like anything crossed with a capensis becomes a super version of itself
Last edited by Randoja; 12-19-2014 at 11:35 AM.
My plant thread. http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...wsill-Exploits
Interesting... I do have nidiformis but it's a pain to get them to grow well in the greenhouse. Of course then I take them to sell in the local nursery and they flower immediately....
I'm kind of surprised you had nidiformis x capensis seedlings actually growing for a time, as that species is extremely closely allied with D. natalensis and dielsiana, which while they produce viable seeds when capensis crossed, the seedlings are unable to get past germination stage....
I agree to an extent with a lot of rosetted species, hence why I'm basically done crossing the spatulata/tokaiensis species group, too many do look very similar. Though there are still plenty that end up with a unique appearance, granted if one parent is very different looking from the typical rosette type. My aliciae x Lantau are a good example of that.
How's this cross coming along
it turned out to be a regular madagascariensis..
Ive since cross pollinated and germinated another batch of seedlings from both parents. something isnt working right with my pollinating
the madagascarXcapensis end up being all madagascariensis and the capensisXmadagascar are all regular capensis
i removed the pollen sacks and rinsed the flowers before pollinating.
i dont know what else i can do
i even had a chance to do a capensisXadmirabilis cross and ended up with all capensis
Don't sweat it, it's all good, I'm sure we'll see a hybrid of these from you one of these days