Primulina ‘Zhou’s Muscular Admiral’

Primulina ‘Zhou’s Muscular Admiral’, 2021, IR211662, hybridized by Fang Wen, Wei-Chuen Chou, Yi-Gang Wei; Guangxi Institute of Botany; Guilin, China. (P. leiophylla x P. wentsaii). Natural hybrid from the wild, leaf cutting planted 07.12.2018, first flowering 06.08.2020. Sterile, reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette, stem 2-4 cm or longer. Leaves dark green to purplish green with yellowish green plaque, but the plaque becomes gradually weaker after a period of growth; sometimes whole leaves turning brownish red, 9-10 cm or longer, 1.2-1.6 cm wide, subpetiolate, linear with cuneate base, acute tip, entire margin, smooth. Calyx split, brownish green to brown, ca. 5 mm. Length of the pedicel 0.8-1.3 cm, 5-10 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, ca. 4.5 cm long, ca. 2.5 cm wide, pinkish purple, corolla throat and inside with a brownish yellow plaque and two yellow stripes. Medium plant size. Prefers bright scattered natural light but can stand strong sunlight; moist but well-drained & calcium-rich substrate (equal to PH ≥7.0); don’t overfertilize and overwater.

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