Unknown plant problem - Peperomia?
monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Tue Oct 2 09:51:37 EST 2001
If you have a plant with variegated leaves, the leaves may revert to a
more-nearly-all-green state if the plant is in light that is too low.
The yellow areas don't photosynthesize much/at all, so the plant will
increase the size of the green chlorophyllous area in the leaves. I
have seen this happen often with Pothos plants.
> I was given this plant as a gift. It is in an hanging basket and has
> mid-sized waxy leaves. Every so often it gets a small flower on one
> of the stems. The leaves are green with yellow highlighting.
> It is growing fairly fast and gets a flower once a month or so.
> Anyone have any idea what this plant is? I'm going to get a digital
> picture and post it to this group in a few days.
> My main question is this. The leaves are loosing their yellow
> highlights and turning completely green. When the leaves are young
> they have lots of yellow but quickly loose it. Any idea what causes
> shw104 at usa.net
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