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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 1, 2021 7:50 AM CST
I think sometimes they start out this way. Older ones I have seen at the supermarket seem to have green leaves about the base then have more variegated leaves later on
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Name: cheapskate gardener
South Florida (Zone 10a)
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hlutzow
Feb 1, 2021 9:51 AM CST
What really matters is the new leaves. If you had variegated older leaves and the new ones emerging were dark green, then I would worry about reversion. With the new leaf looking variegated, it is just a waiting game for more. Hopefully, you'll soon have a whole plant of beautiful Birkin leaves.
Keep calm... and plant something.

Jlq
Feb 2, 2021 9:29 AM CST
Thanks for the glimmer of hope - I'm a newbie attempting to develop a green thumb so I have lots to learn. Glad I stumbled onto this site! Appreciate the input Lovey dubby
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 2, 2021 10:56 AM CST
I have found my little Birkin to be almost care free. It just sits in its container and I water it every couple days, feed it weekly in the warm season, and wait for it to make some weird leaves (but so far it has refused)
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jbalbin3
Jul 6, 2021 12:06 PM CST
I have a friend who has this plant and looks so different from the normal birkins leaf pattern. We were wondering if this is a sport birkins or something else (like a var green Congo). This plant was growing out of a pot that had the regular birkins plant.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jul 6, 2021 12:18 PM CST
One of the parents of Birkin is reputed to be Rojo Congo. Another is reputed to be P. tatei. I am not sure anyone knows fro certain. But when the leaves revert, they usually start to look 'congo-ish'.
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Rinna87
Jul 21, 2021 11:20 PM CST
So I bought one Birkin, noticed it was two plants so I split them. One is more variegated (by far) than the other. It almost seems like they planted a Birkin and Rojo Conjo together. (I just cut a couple leaves off the less variegated plant that looked just like they came from a Rojo). Initially I was super upset, but now I'm looking forward to what these plants will do. I will say that new growth in both plants seem to be at least somewhat variegated
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jul 22, 2021 6:30 AM CST
The second one looks reverted
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Jul 28, 2021 8:40 AM CST
Birkins are everywhere here right now. From small $16.95 at Walmart to very nice sized at Home Depot $19.99 to slightly larger at a nursery for $49.99. I am leaning toward HD.

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