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25/08/2013 at 16:23

I have a red flowered geranium whose foliage right down to soil level is white/cream. It is about to flower and looks like the flowers are coming through the normal red colour. It is in the middle of a pot of other 'normal' geraniums. Anyone know why this has happened? Should I take cuttings and will it grow white or revert to green?

25/08/2013 at 19:11

I would be very surprised if the cuttings were successful as they cannot manufacture chlorophyll without the green tint.

Is the white-leaved plant as vigorous as the green ones? Are the leaves as big and numerous?

Plants sometimes produce a white shoot or two but they need green leaves in order to thrive.

25/08/2013 at 20:05

I've taken three cuttings but you are probably right. It's not as vigorous and the leaves aren't huge though there are quite a few. The stem has a pink tige.

07/09/2013 at 09:52

You're right waterbutts. All the cuttings are dead!

07/09/2013 at 09:55

C'est la vie. 

(or rather, Ce n'est pas la vie)

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