|pod parent unknown
|pollen parent unknown
|smaller than normal flowers are a beautiful rich cherry red coloration, darker along margins suffusing lighter toward the centers. Petals are broad with an almost blunt apex. Lower throat is pink tinted white. Tube is white. A magenta-red style supports a purple-pink stigma carried well beyond the anthers.
|phylloclades are small with small forward facing dentation. Growth habit is compact and semi-upright. Difficult in culture and not a plant recommended for the novice grower. Current photos of Maruska often exhibit streaked flowers. This is not the normal color and possibly indicates a virus infected plant.