Posted: 11/07/2015 at 01:09
I would agree with all of the above in that you will never get a female plant from cuttings of a male plant. One exception would be in the case of variegated plants which have arisen because of a mutation in the plant's DNA. Breeders then propagate these from cuttings to produce identical plants with variegated leaves. However, sometimes, "reversion" occurs which means that some shoots of the plant turn all green again. This is because (it is thought) some of these mutations are unstable and just one part of the plant becomes affected. In effect, therefore, you will have a single plant which has different DNA in different parts! Typically, if you do not cut out all the green shoots, the whole plant reverts back to normal as the leaves / shoots with more chlorophyll will grow faster and out compete the variegated ones. Hope all that makes sense!