Breeding Phalaenopsis is a lengthy and costly process. Besides developing new colours, patterns and shapes, it is also important to improve the existing range and adapt it to today’s requirements.
Vigour is one of the selection criteria that is becoming increasingly important in the trend towards resilient cultivation and the control of pot worm. In the purple colour group there is still much to be achieved. This is because it is one of the most difficult colours to breed.
That is why we are proud to introduce Anthura Lusaka in the purple colour group. The main characteristics for growers of this novelty are vigour, sufficient branch length and long spikes on which the flowers are beautifully arranged. For consumers, the large flowers of over 9 cm and an average shelf life of 12 weeks will be particularly appealing. Customers therefore get real value for money, especially compared to a bunch of flowers.
To perform well, however, the variety requires sufficient cultivation time. Given its breed characteristics, Lusaka is taking a firm step forward in the purple colour group. If you are a grower and would like to welcome this newcomer to your farm, ask your account manager about its availability and let this orchid do its job to convince you!