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Colours different on the same plant?

Posted by leafhopper 8b, BC (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 25, 04 at 19:26

Hi, I have H. orientalis and this is the second year with this plant. Last year's bloom (only one) was green and this year it's white with a greenish tinge and more pronounced maroon speckles. Is this normal to have colour variation on the same plant?

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RE: Colours different on the same plant?

A lot of plants vary between juvenile, first time flowers and later mature flowers, you can also get variation according to how much light they have had in different years. Especially the darker ones. Marked differences are unusual, though you'll often find a flower becoming pinker or greener after pollination and as the seeds form.

Cheers Greenmanplants

RE: Colours different on the same plant?

I have a plant that was very dark purple last year and now is much more pink this year. It is maybe 4 or 5 years old.

RE: Colours different on the same plant?

I have also seen two distinctly different colours on the same plant in the same season. All we could put it down to was a second seed perhaps laid dormant for an extra season, but was accidentally potted up with the first seedling plant. Its such an easy mistake to make when pricking out the seedlings!

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