TODAY’S PATENT – WITCH DOCTOR
The present invention is a plant named Witch Doctor. The invention was invited by Traven, Lloyd (Kintnersville, PA), and Repp, Ralph J. (Waynesville, NC). The invention was filed on 12 November 2008. The patent number of this invention is USPP20887P2.
The invention is a new distinct cultivar of the Solenostemon plant named ‘Witch Doctor’. It is distinguished by its freely balancing habit, green-colored leaves, and dark color margins, and it is an upright and mounded plant habit. The new Solenostemon plant is also known as a sparkler. The present invention was made by asexual reproduction by cutting the tip of Solenostemon in a controlled greenhouse environment in Kintnersville, Pa.
The mentioned invention plant can also be compared to other plants of Solenostemon such as the ‘Alligator’. The difference between a witch doctor and alligator is that the leaves of the Witch Doctor are deeply lobed whereas the plant of the Alligator had leaves with scalloped marks. Though the new cultivar has not been tested in all the environments and the results may differ with each climate. The results may also vary somewhat with variations in environment such as temperature and light intensity.