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Stem Color Question

Posted by azkid110 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 25, 07 at 2:41

Hi,

I'm growing camillia sinensis (tea) hydroponicaly and, I have a small sprout growing, which is only about 2 to 3 weeks old. The stem has a purple/brown sort of color to it near the bottom, and is green near the top. Is this normal, like it is with other plants? Am I giving it too much of something?

this is what im giving it:

18hrs of flourescant light per day, its in a drip systen that turns on every 2 hours for 15 minutes, im using flora nutrients (really lightly as to not hurt the young plants).

So are the purplue/brown stems something I should worry about?

Thanks!


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RE: Stem Color Question

If all the features are identical as that of C sinensis( young branches are green) except purplish color on branch and flower bud as in the picture, it is a variant cultivar of C sinensis.

Very often one camellia species has different variation on stem, leaves, flower color and growth habit.

Here is a link that might be useful: [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/wangjohn666/DSC0004.jpg[/IMG]


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