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May 21, 2021 8:15 AM CST
Name: Paul
Rochester NY (Zone 6a)
One of the rosettes on one of my pots of Andrenor has grown in half green and half red. I rather like it. The pups are still tiny, but it looks like some will be green and some will be red. Can I grow this on separately to preserve the color variation, or will it return to type? Unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if this rosette flowers this year, but I'm hoping some of the pups might show the variation, too. Advice welcome!
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May 21, 2021 8:23 AM CST
Fairfax VA (Zone 7a)
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dulcimore11 said:One of the rosettes on one of my pots of Andrenor has grown in half green and half red. I rather like it. The pups are still tiny, but it looks like some will be green and some will be red. Can I grow this on separately to preserve the color variation, or will it return to type? Unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if this rosette flowers this year, but I'm hoping some of the pups might show the variation, too. Advice welcome!
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It's variegaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaation!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Super rare!
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May 21, 2021 8:24 AM CST
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You can preserve it by just letting it do it's thing. I would seperate it even though that kind of variegatin wouldnt affect the growth much.
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May 21, 2021 8:33 AM CST
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Paul,

You have a sectorial chimera so offsets from the green portion will continue to be green and the offsets from the red portion red. Such chimeras are difficult to propagate and only the rare offset that forms along the junction of red and green might stay sectorial.

I would separate out the green portions to keep your clone pure.

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May 21, 2021 8:43 AM CST
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Yup. Chimeral variegation come and goes as it likes. When it goes, you can't do much about it...
Many people spend hundreds of dollars on the are Philodendron Pink Princess which has pink chimeral variegation, only to have it revert.
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May 22, 2021 1:26 PM CST
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What a fun thing to find in your sempervivum collection.
I agree with Kevin, separate them from the normal clones, and have fun growing them on just to see what they do.
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