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Re: Varigated ZZ`s and more.

  • Subject: Re: Varigated ZZ`s and more.
  • From: "Michael Marcotrigiano" <mmarcotr@email.smith.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:41:49 -0400

I have a young variegated ZZ bought on ebay. Just a warning. It came with two variegated young leaves. Since then the next three were green or yellow, not variegated. This plant may be so unstable I'd think twice before forking over big bucks for one.

I use to work in a mutagenesis lab and there are nasty chemicals like nitrosomethylurea that cause plastid mutations at high frequency when seed is soaked in the solution. It is also in the top 5 known carcinogens so I'd suggest anyone thinking of getting rich on new variegated plants by using such chemicals, plan on having an oncologist nearby.

>>> "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com> 10/28/2007 1:04 PM >>>


>From : 	Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
Reply-To : 	Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent : 	Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:19 PM
To : 	Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Subject : 	Re: [Aroid-l] Forms of ZZ plant -thanks + a tissue culture 
question


Dear Ken,

Thanks for the info:, from what I`ve heard, there is "something" going on 
with this "varigated" kick, all sorts of plants are popping up in a 
varigated form.   A friend hinted to me that there is a process being used 
to induce this varigation in MANY plants, just recently I heard of a couple 
plants of varigated Philodendron goeldii for sale in Asia, and even in other 
plant families way too many varigated cultivars are turning up for it just 
to be by chance.
Does anyone have any info. on this??

The Best,

Julius

>>The very expensive Zamioculcas for sale at the IAS show was variegated.
That's why it was $100. There were several rooted cuttings in each
plastic sleeve and there were two available for sale.

-Ken Mosher

Julius Boos wrote:
>
>Dear Adam,
>
>Thanks for the kind words.   Remember, I only suggested (in another
posting)
>   that the Zamioculcas now commonly available because of tissue
culture may
>be modified and so be larger and more attractive 'selections' than the
wild
>'mother' plant might be.   As far as I know little data is availabe on
these
>figures/facts.
>Like you, I like to have at last one wild-collected plant which the
tissue
>cultured plants can be compared to!
>There seem to be quite a few 'new' cultivars/selections which are said
to
>have been individuals selected and propagated from batches produced
from
>tissue culture.  Several Alocasias, Philodendrons, Caladiums, etc.
come to
>mind.
>Michael Mahan reports that he saw cuttings of Zamioculcus for sale at
the
>IAS show for over $100.00, and others across the room, large potted 
>specimens, for $30.00.   I think that we can say that the cheaper ones
were
>the tissue-cultured specimens, I only wish I knew more about the story 
>behind the specimens which were being sold for expensive prices!
>
>The Best,
>
>Julius
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