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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 9, 2016 10:02 AM CST
I have this Philodendron that one has been able to ID. Actually, I am up to 7 pots of this plant I like it so much. It is a vine and puts out mostly green heart shaped leaves. Very often with some white variegation on the leaves and/or stem. New leaf just emerging (it will get bigger) is all white. I've seen this once before. I have included some other pix of what is more normal. Most people tell me this is impossible. Hey, doing, seeing, having the impossible is kinda fun. Gene
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 9, 2016 10:28 AM CST
That is interesting, Gene.
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Laurelca
Apr 9, 2016 2:10 PM CST
Hi there Smiling

Hey, that's really neat! I like it!

I too have a Philodendron, it's never given me a completely white leaf, but has some interesting white patches.

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I got it at a botanic garden sale. They said it was a cutting from an heirloom plant. I got one for myself and one for my friend. She keeps hers out in front of her home and someone who works at a local nursery stopped to ask her where on earth she got it, they'd never seen anything like it.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 9, 2016 3:09 PM CST
Nice. I have many variegated split leafs. Here's one. Gene
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Laurelca
Apr 9, 2016 4:04 PM CST
How long do those entirely white leaves last on your plant?
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 9, 2016 5:18 PM CST
I'll let you know. Gene
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 10, 2016 10:26 AM CST
2 years ago one of my Pink Princess Philodendrons put out an all pink leaf. Again something the "experts" say should never happen. I just looked for the pix of that but did not find it just yet. Gene
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Laurelca
Apr 10, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Id like to see a picture if you ever do find one. It's fun to have stuff occur that's extraordinary, as long as it doesn't hurt the plant.

I guess variegated slit leaf philodendrons are a lot more common than I was aware. I never see them around here in stores or homes.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 10, 2016 2:42 PM CST
Perhaps they re getting more common. I have 4 different types of variegated split leafs. Gene
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Apr 12, 2016 5:42 PM CST
The unusual white leaves or leaf portions are unusual but obviously not impossible. Indeed, there is a botanical name for it. Plants that exhibit these uncommon physical characteristics are called "sports." (You can look it up in Wikipedia.) Sports are often prized because of their unusual qualities and are then propagated by cuttings (cloned) to try to preserve those same qualities. Sometimes it works and sometimes the cloned plant reverts back to the original. Sports are often the way that entirely new plant varieties are introduced, propagated and become regularized.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 13, 2016 2:24 AM CST
Great info, thanks. I started with one plant and am now up to 7 produced from cuttings. All seem to be alike, affair amount of white variegated leaves and stems. Gene
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 15, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Not sure if this counts as well or not. Large Leaf Variegated Cuban Oregano. 1st pix is "normal" leaves. Gene
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LorettaNJ
Apr 15, 2016 1:26 PM CST
It's not impossible to have an all white leaf, it's impossible to have an all white plant.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 16, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Somewhere I think I saw pictures of plants that lived deep in caves and never got a smidgen of light. They did not have a bit of chlorophyl and thus were totally white. Now where did I see those pictures? Sighing!
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Apr 16, 2016 2:32 PM CST
What do you call a mushroom that always pays for the drinks? A fungi to be with. Gene
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 17, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Whistling Thumbs up
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Jun 23, 2016 11:52 AM CST
We need rain. Keeps missing me. So, I am out watering all my tropical plants outside and guess what I see? Yep! Another white leaf. Same species (Philodendron but NOID yet) different plant than last time. Cool. Yesterday when I was watering, a Hummer came and took a nice shower. Cool. Gene
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 23, 2016 12:40 PM CST
That is one unusual leaf, Gene.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 27, 2016 10:55 AM CST
That happened too to my Pel hortorum 'Pink Happy Thought':
The leaves were usually variegated like these:
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But some leaves has been changing, reverting to all green, then to all white, then to all yellow, then back to mixed yellow or mixed white: I thought it was getting ready to die or something, but seems just wants to go like that.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jun 27, 2016 11:31 AM CST
Way cool! Gene

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