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Sweet potato vine color changing

Posted by rodco zone 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 5, 13 at 23:59

Why is my golden / yellow sweet potato vine changing color? Some of the leaves are turning a reddish color.


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RE: Sweet potato vine color changing

Was its' environment suddenly changed? Could be sunburn on older leaves not used to so much sun (which I'm assuming since it's paired with Pelargonium.)

Mine did that in one pot last year where runoff from the roof hit the pot. I chalked it up to too much tannin from oak leaves in the gutter.


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RE: Sweet potato vine color changing

The very light colored leaved strains are derived from more deeply colored strains and sometimes the light leaves will 'revert' a bit by showing color if they see enough sunlight to initiate the pigmentation , which does act as a protection from the sunlight...

Depending on your point of view , the bit of added blush can still look nice...


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RE: Sweet potato vine color changing

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 17:07

It looks like sunburn to me. The sun has been really intense lately in Delaware. Has it been scorching hot where you live?


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