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Offline spanisheyes

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Akibono seedlings looking rather yellow
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:05:12 AM »
I acquired a yellow flowering Akebono type clivia in flower so I crossed that with a wide leaf yellow.  The wide leaf yellow is ??probably?? a group 1 yellow.  The resultant seedlings have a lot of yellow with very little green and all have light coloured bases.  Has anyone done the same cross.  The Akebono pod parent is a nice specimen but does not have that much yellow on the leaves.  I assume the colour will fade.

Jose
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Re: Akibono seedlings looking rather yellow
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 16:59:49 PM »
Jose, you have some rare clivias! And a Tiger seedling.

Is your yellow akebono of Japanese origin? I visited a local grower a while back that exported a lot of yellow seed to Australia, and there were some akebono and variegated plants coming out of his plants, but not many. He had been line breeding them for 30 years or something and thought it could be from that.

A dream cross you've made there.

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Re: Akibono seedlings looking rather yellow
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 06:08:00 AM »
Those are tiger seedlings in the background.
The akebono is of unknown origin, I was just happy to get it at the time.
Luckily I have two of them and one is carrying a number of pods.
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Re: Akibono seedlings looking rather yellow
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 17:03:28 PM »

          Nice Tora-Fu clivia, spanish!  As to the Akebonos, whenever you make crosses with variegated clivias, be prepared for surprises, such as barely-green plants and albinos.  Areas of white variegation turn yellow when exposed to bright light.  With such a small amount of green they will need all the light they can stand to survive.
     By the way, where did you find a yellow-flowering Akebono?  That sounds like a real gem.  I would love to see pictures of it!

     Mike

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Re: Akibono seedlings looking rather yellow
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 21:00:25 PM »

                I would love to see pictures of it!


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Re: Akibono seedlings looking rather yellow
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 11:28:05 AM »
I do not think I have pictures of the plant in flower.  It was nice because the flower spike also comes up a whitish yellow colour.  I have more seedlings than I care for but I cannot send plants overseas only seeds.
Jose
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