Dear Dan and Dracontium friends,
I had a GOOD look at the photo of the plant in the photo, and to me something does not look ''right''. The leaf blades are NOT like ''normal'' healthy Dracontiums should be. In the photo, in addition to the irregular white/cream markings, the surface of the blades are not as ''flat'' as they should be, instead they look (to me) to be wrinkled/deformed/bullate. My personal GUESS would be some type of a virus.
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 06:38:41 -0400
Subject: 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.
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.
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Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:52
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracontium
|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.|
again, maybe I did not induce this. So my question to the experts is: Is
this common for this spp to be