Variegated Clivia seedlings

J.E. Shields
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:27:09 PDT
Hi Jerry,

I've seen this a lot myself, especially with seeds from Conway's Doris.

My hypothesis is that in these plants, the healthy green tissue fails to 
share glucose with the "sickly" yellow tissue, and simply overgrows it, 
crowding it out.  Just my guess...

Jim Shields

At 02:08 PM 8/27/2011 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi, can anyone tell me why clivia seedlings, that start out variegated, and
>  grow as variegated seedlings for about three years, eventually become
>solid  green plants?  I have a few of these; others from the same batch are
>still  variegated...two out of six seedlings are now solid green.  Thanks.
>--Jerry Lehmann
>Olathe, KS, USA

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