Orchid (Cymbidium Mae West)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Mae West
Cultivar name: 'Mae West'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seeds require a specialised medium, as they do not contain their own food source.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Parentage: Mighty Sunset X Karen

Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Dec 2, 2018 8:14 PM

This cross, as produced by New Horizon Orchids, only produced 3 euploid seedlings, all fertile tetraploids:

Orchid (Cymbidium Mae West 'Geyserland')
Orchid (Cymbidium Mae West 'Tikitere)
Orchid (Cymbidium Mae West 'Jerry')

The Orchid (Cymbidium Mighty Sunset) parent used was a sparingly fertile triploid and Orchid (Cymbidium Karen) was a fertile tetraploid.

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