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Re: Varigated ZZ`s and more.

Permission requested to post this to my Sansevierias list. 
artificially induced variegates are selling at prices normally 
reserved for CARS. Herm does not like this.


>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.
> >

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