Color Variations in Seed Grown Orchids
The easiest way to understand this, is to compare it to people. If parents have a child, the child may
look like the mother or the father or the grandparents or an
aunt or uncle or can skip back several generations. The same happens with orchids. The flower
can have characteristics of any plant in its family tree. Many Cattleya hybrids have dozens of different
orchids in their heritage.
Blc Tokyo Magic x Blc Toshie Aoki is a good example and it is one of our favorites. The photos are
the colors I have had this season (2008).
There may be more surprises to come. The registered name of this hybrid is Lc. Toshie's Magic.
At least every one is beautiful.
Rlc. Toshis's Magic 'Doris' is one of the first meri-clones of this group. Meri-clones are a labratory procedure that produces large quantities of true clones. You can expect every Rlc. Toshis's Magic 'Doris' to look extremely close to the photo on the right. (added 2014)