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Re: Dracontium amazonense variagated

  • Subject: Re: Dracontium amazonense variagated
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:19:41 +0200

I have had several species with plants with and without this variegation
that usually diasppears in larger specimens (amazonense, pittieri,
polyphyllum). I think it is innate to the genus, not a disease.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Daniel Devor
> Verzonden: vrijdag 11 september 2009 12:39
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracontium amazonense variagated
> Yes, it is fairly common for this species as well as 
> polyphyllum to have variegated leaves.  There are other 
> speices with variegated leaves as well, but I'm draewing a 
> blank on them right now.....I got a tuber of one from a 
> person in Germany that never emerged from dormancy that was 
> to be variegated.  What I find odd is that every time a new 
> leaf emerges is the variegation can vary wildy from a lot to 
> none at all.....do the experts have any thoughts on that phenomena?
> I've attached a pic of my variegated D. amazoense.  
> This is my favorite genus of aroids, but they can be tough 
> here in zone 6 without a GH.....I've had several now for 5-6 
> years and find a few species to be quite manageable even for me.
> Good growing,
> Dan
> Gibsonia, PA
> 	----- Original Message ----- 
> 	From: E.Vincent Morano <mailto:ironious2@yahoo.com>  
> 	To: Discussion of aroids <mailto:aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>  
> 	Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:52 AM
> 	Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracontium amazonense variagated
> I have a small Dracontium amazonense that has a variegated 
> leaf At first I thought it was white spots that were either 
> damage or disease. But now that the leaf is bigger, it looks 
> to be variegated for sure. I still could be wrong but I think 
> not. It could be the result of mu hormone experiments but I 
> was not trying to induce variegation as I do not know how. 
> Inducing variegation seems to be a closely guarded secret. At 
> any rate, I do not think I could duplicate it. I was trying 
> to increase tuber growth actually.
> But then again, maybe I did not induce this. So my question 
> to the experts is: Is this common for this spp to be variegated?
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