Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby botan » August 17th, 2013, 11:23 pm

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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby Valkiria » August 18th, 2013, 8:49 am

That's strange, I have over colours for this hybrid. More purple-red, then pink-red.

Botan, how are the leaves? I so on internet variegated leaves. Mine are just green, at least till now.
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby botan » August 18th, 2013, 10:50 am

I think the bloom is right, it is dark red when is freshly opened but with the time they're getting paler. There is something fishy about the leaves indeed, mine is also with plain green leaves. I ordered it from Dibleys mostly because it should been variegated. I thought they are green because I put it in darker place, like the TL which sometimes remain hidden, but now I see that you have green leaves too. I'm kid of confused because there are pictures with and without variegation in the net. A few days ago, I couldn't resist and send a question to Dibleys to clear this up and now I'm waiting an answer. confused:
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby Valkiria » August 18th, 2013, 11:25 pm

Maybe it needs some specific cultural conditions, temperature, light, Ph, or maybe it needs some trigger to start the variegation.
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby Valkiria » August 19th, 2013, 2:01 pm

Look at my flowers of Texas Rainbow.

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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby botan » August 20th, 2013, 7:57 pm

I have an answer. :)
I have asked our Propagation Manager for advice regarding your query.He answers that the current stock we have has only a slight variegation and especially when the plant has matured.

Now I'm curious if the variegation will be different with the conditions like the spots, or it's just a bad plant line, and what matured means when the plant blooms. confused:
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby Valkiria » August 21st, 2013, 8:28 am

I will try to transplant mine, to give it better soil and more space, to make it mature faster.
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby botan » September 3rd, 2013, 12:20 am

The mystery is solved! 8-)
www.gesneriadsociety.org/gleanings/DOCS ... 011.03.pdf
Look at page 7. Dale says it must be grown from a scale to have variegation. Honestly this is the weirdest thing I've ever heard, I would never think of that! :lol:
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby Valkiria » September 4th, 2013, 10:37 am

Very useful information. Never thought of this. I will definitely do this procedure to my plant, hope to obtain those coloured leaves for the next show.
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby botan » September 4th, 2013, 11:40 pm

I've already put some scales just to try, but I could scrap only white underground scales. Hope they will turn green soon.
The scales on the rhizomes are actually leaves, so I guess with the green at the top the result will be the same and maybe quicker.
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Re: Texas Rainbow (Dale Martens)

Postby Gabi_Munich » June 9th, 2015, 9:05 pm

I read too late that I should have grown from a scale to get the leaves' variation ... but it is still nice

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