Variegated Rhodochiton?

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Everett

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I work at a nursery in BC Canada, and we have 2.5" annual basket stuffers. While organizing the racks I noticed that one of the rhodochitons had what appear to be variegated leaves. It did not appear to be a result of nutrient deficiency or fungal issues, but I also couldn't find anything online about variegated rhodochitons. I gave it to a coworker who's promised to save some seeds and see if any grow with the same result next year.
Has anyone ever encountered this or something similar?
 

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RonsGarden

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Hello Everett.
Could be a natural mutation, a lack of of a nutrient in the soil, or a minor bacterial/fungal infection....
Check the underside of the leaves...could also be a type of spider mite, or tiny sucking insect. You will need a magnifying glass for close inspection.
It may correct itself on newer foliage as it grows.
 

Everett

New Member
Hello Everett.
Could be a natural mutation, a lack of of a nutrient in the soil, or a minor bacterial/fungal infection....
Check the underside of the leaves...could also be a type of spider mite, or tiny sucking insect. You will need a magnifying glass for close inspection.
It may correct itself on newer foliage as it grows.
I had inspected the leaves to check for insects before giving it to my coworker and I didn't see anything. We'll see how it grows!
 


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