Rare Kolika with splashes of Red Colors

virgo1667(10 CA)July 11, 2014

Hello, is it normal to have Red splashes of colors of my Kolika Plumeria? I have this Plant 8 years ago and this is the First time ever giving me splashes of Red Colors!!!

This post was edited by Virgo1667 on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 1:20

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virgo1667(10 CA)

Picture

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:28AM
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elucas101(8)

Hello! It could just be a color break and it could also be a virus. I don't know how to be sure which is which, maybe others can chime in about that or at least you can start to research & maybe find your answers that way. Good luck, sorry I don't have more info, no experience with this yet.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:27PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

Thank you for the info...Virus is that good?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 3:09AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

As far as i know the virus that does not kill the plant just changes the flower color and a few other things. It can spread to other plants so caution should be taken when pruning. I dont know how to confirm or test if it is a virus.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:21AM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

Thank you Mike...Viruses is not a plant disease right? It's just a Mosaics of colors or a color break and that's what makes a plant different from other Plumeria?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:26PM
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moonie_57

It depends on who you ask on whether a color break is good or not.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:52PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

This is the Normal flowers without the color break or a Virus...I am just confused if my Plant is Normal or diseased plant but it seems a very healthy plant...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 3:06AM
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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

A virus is a disease (in people, viruses cause colds and flu).

In flowers, many viruses just cause a change in color, but don't harm the plant.

You would not want a valuable plant to get the virus; it can be passed on in seeds, cuttings, or by dirty blades, and maybe by air.

Removing and destroying the affected portions of the plant and cleaning your tools with alcohol would probably help prevent the spread.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 4:59PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

I see, but I thought the Virus it really wasn't a disease I thought it was a Color Break or a mosaic of colors and that what makes a Plumeria become a unique...This is the very first time having a Color Break, it's unusual but Unique or Rare if you put it that way...Actually my neighbor just stopped by this morning and compliment the flowers...Anyway thank you so very much for your input on this...

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 5:14PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

Here is the Tree of my Rare Kolika...It is full of Bouquet of Flowers!!! Truly Beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:12PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

Here is more Pics!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:15PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

More Beautiful Pics!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:19PM
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jandey1(TX8)

She's a beauty! Is it possibly the same as Princess Victoria?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:12AM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

No, this is Kolika for sure....I bought the Plant 8 years ago and I have still the record of the description about this particular cultivar...That's what the Seller say about this....Anyway, I have a Marble Queen Plumeria that I bought from the same Seller back in 2006 and it seems that my Marble Queen has the same similarity to Princess Victoria...I will post a picture on my marble Queen Plumeria Below...Ty

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:54PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

See the difference between the Kolika and the Marble Queen/Princess Victoria....The Kolika it has a very distinct red or Pink line at the back and the Marble Queen/Princess Victoria doesn't have that dark line at the back a bit lighter color... I am not the expert but I know I have both record of these Two Plumerias still in hand....I will post pictures between the Two colors differences to clarify... any suggestion are very helpful....

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:11PM
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virgo1667(10 CA)

Here is the Marble Queen/PV pic comparison wise

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:24PM
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elucas101(8)

I agree with the good info and advice that Mike, Mona and steiconi have given.

If it's a color break it depends on who you ask if it's a good thing or not, however if it's a virus I think almost everyone would agree it's NOT a good thing because it can spread to your other plumeria. If you bought 2 plants from the same seller of different varieties, I think that would lean more towards a virus than a color break, as the odds of that happening to 2 different plants as a color break seems low.

It's up to you on what to do, if anything. If you're not worried about the possible spread if it is a virus and the plant seems healthy then you don't need to do anything.
Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:50PM
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the_first_kms2(8/9)

I think it's heat related and nothing more if it's all relegated to the same inflo. Any recent temps in the high 90 or a change in the amount of sunlight?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:36PM
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