The Silent Seed
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:45:58 PDT

What about the boon of "virused" variegated Tulips, Roses, and Orchids? I don't have a variegated rose, but I have variegated Tulips, and a variegated Phalaenopsis, all of which are very healthy, robust, and do not infect anything else - including other Tulips near them. 

Also, I'm still wondering why those Clivias would gradually lose their variegation? If it was a genetic mutation, then it would not make sense on the genetic level for that to "mutate back to a normal type." ? Am I missing something? That, to me, seems like saying that an albino animal would turn "normal" over time, which obviously isn't the case. (That said, variegation in Clivias definitely does change - I've seen plants with little variegation, "get" more variegated over time - we're talking about the same leaves, not subsequent ones. The same thing is happening to my Monstera deliciosa, which has very strange lime green blotches, which are only becoming more prominent (and each new leaf has the same characteristic.) Should I get a normal one and put it next to mine and see what happens? 

Aloes and Haworthias often appear all green, and then all of a sudden, it's producing variegated pups. 

I'm sure there could be plenty of discussion here. 

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