We took several cuttings from a pelargonium with pretty variegated leaves
and planted them in various places in our garden. All the cuttings took
well, but most have plain green leaves only, though one or two have a faint
What caused the variegation to be lost, and can we get it back again?
Come to think of it, the plainer ones are in a gloomy spot and the better
patterned ones are in more light. The original plant grew against a brick
wall facing the rising sun, and I will try moving some of the cuttings to a
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This reminds me of the famous Coleus that grew under the fluorescent lights
in the office where I worked. It was startling brilliant, almost
translucent, green. People were so impressed they used to take cuttings to
strike. Most had fair success but always came back to complain that the new
plant that had grown from the cutting (which was in a bright sun-facing
window or out in their garden) was amazingly coloured with red and pink and
nothing like the parent!
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