Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

‘Leila Buys’

Rhipsalidopsis 'Leila Buys'
Photo: Gerhard Buys

NameSynonym ofRegister numberApplicant
'Leila Buys'SRL-Rhi-XXXX-135

HybridizerCountryHybridizer referenceName giver
Gerhard BuysSouth Africa

Name yearGroupGrowth habitSeedling/Sport

Pod parentPollen parentPollination yearColor
'Mira'pollen parent unknownpink

Color temperature sensitiveFlower lengthFlower widthPetal form

RecurvedStamen colorStyle colorFruit color

Fruit edgedFlower descriptionPhylloclades lengthPhylloclades width
dark pink. Stamen white. Pollen bright yellow. Pistil white. Petals wide overlapping. Shy flower form. Slightly closed and never fully opens. Flower size small to medium. App. 1.5 cm. across. Petal width app. 5 mm.

SRL Teamgrowth habit upright. Juvenile growth similar to R. rosea but after adulthood changes to half elongated shaped. Tends to form triangular phylloclades along with elongated shape. This plant was named for Gerhard Buys granddaughter Leila. 2019.

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