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Unknown plant problem - Peperomia?

Monique Reed 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.

M. Reed

Scott wrote:
> 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
> this?
> thanks
> Scott
> shw104 at usa.net

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