two different looks on babies?

BlondieJanFebruary 18, 2013

Hi: I put down a leaf for propagation which has a white back. The babies coming up have both white and pink/red backs to their leaves. Is this unusual? Common? Thanks.

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irina_co(z5 CO)

White back? That's interesting. May be light green? Can you post a pic?

If you are dealing with a variegated leaf - that has white or pink areas on the leaves - the leaves on the babies will be variable too. If it is a light green leaf plant - and the babies come with different shades of leaves - it is probably a mutation - and the blossoms of the babies with light green leaves and with dark leaves can differ too. Happens when you have multicolor flower - fantasy or edge or chimera - and usually the dark leaved ones will bloom with a single dark color. You can raise them all to the first bloom - and decide which are the best - and which are not worth keeping.

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    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 1:24PM
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BlondieJan

Thanks for your response. I meant light green back on the leaf. As far as I know, it is not from a variegated violet. I'll keep some of each and see what I get! :-)

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:54PM
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