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Red stem

Cereoid* cereoid at prodigy.net
Tue Jun 5 00:56:53 EST 2001

If you are asking if "red stems" is a genetic trait, the answer is yes.

You did not say if your Nasturtiums are a single cultivar or mixed colors.
If they are mixed, you should expect some variability in other characters
besides flower color.

Night23 <night23 at nightynight.com> wrote in message
news:3B18096D.ABEC30FA at nightynight.com...
> Hi,
>    I am growing a jar of Nusturtium plants from seeds.  Among the 10 or
> so plants in the jar which have recently germinated, I observed that one
> of them has a red stem (the rest are green).  The entire stem is a light
> red color including branches leading up to the leaves.  The leaf
> venation is slightly reddish as well as well as a thin region of red
> around the rim of each leaf.
> Is this a mutant plant?
> Are there any physical (nutrient deficiency) factors that could cause a
> plant to have a red stem?  The plants are closely spaced growing in the
> same jar and recieve the same amount of lighting everyday and the same
> amount of water (I haven't been adding red dye in or anything). Soil
> conditions are the same obviously since they are in the same jar.

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