Primulina ‘GCCC’s Purple Jade Hairpin’

Primulina ‘GCCC’s Purple Jade Hairpin’, 2020, IR201487, hybridized by Fang Wen, Yi-Gang Wei, Yu-Yang Lei, Guilin, China. (P. spinulosa  x  P. leiyyi). Cross made around Jun.2015, seeds planted around Aug. 2015, first flowered Jun. 2017. Sterile. Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette, acaulescent. Leaves green with waxy luster, thick (similar to thin Aloe leaf blade) fleshy, glabrous both surfaces, 8-12 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, 6-10, up to 13 cm long petiole, linear to lanceolate with cuneate base, minutely serrate margin and acute tip, smooth.  Calyx spit, green, ca 1cm long. Pedicel 1-2 cm long with 8-10 or more flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 2.5-3 cm long 1.5-1.8 cm wide, pale purple to purple and reddish purple.  Prefers bright scattered natural light, can stand strong direct sunlight, moist but well drained calcium rich substrate (pH equal or above 7), do not overfertilize.

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