Norma and all,
trying to test me Norma? :o)
Chimeral plants have two different types of tissue growing alongside. And
there are two types of chimeras.
a)One is a cytochimera, in which two tissues of different ploidy (different
chromosome count) are growing together.
One example you've eaten often: the nectarine. It is a peach with the LI (ell
one) epidermal layer smooth rather than fuzzy like the peach.
b)The other is a variegated chimera, in which different colors of tissue are
growing alongside. The yellow, or white, color is due to the lack of
The general statement that variegated sansevierias do not propagate true from
leaf cuttings is correct.
However, if the it is a mericlinal chimera, it may (please read: may)
propagate true from leaf cuttings. These chimeras are the ones that have
leaves that have random stripes (example: S. trifasciata 'Wagner's Gold' , or
any other species which I elected to call 'Striated' , or random stripes.).
Periclinal chimeras will never propagate true and will revert to green
(example: S. t. 'Golden Hahnii' or 'Craigii') or yellow, if the tissue around
the vascular system is yellow, like in S. t. 'Medio Picta'.
So that is the restriction I was talking about.