All Things Gardening forum: Variegated plants might be faking it

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 11, 2014 10:58 PM CST

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The plant that pretends to be ill.
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Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Jan 11, 2014 11:25 PM CST

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I'd heard something along these lines not too long ago. Can't remember the source. (Was either an online article or TV show). At any rate...very cool stuff. And with all the many things plants do to attract or discourage certain visitors this certainly does not come across as implausible.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 12, 2014 10:48 AM CST

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Maybe we need to stock up on white out. Smiling
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woofie
Jan 12, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Oh, that is interesting!
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jan 13, 2014 8:17 AM CST
Wow, Very interesting! I had such a horrible time last year with the leaf miners on my Datura. Hmmm…maybe the white out! Hilarious! Might make for a good experiment!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 19, 2014 9:03 AM CST
What an eye-opener, Evan. Thanks! Looking at variegated plants in a whole new light now.

Tara, have fun painting the leaves of your Datura - be sure to post pictures, and get creative too.
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Jewell
Jan 19, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Great article. Plants certainly have many more tricks than we previously thought.
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Calif_Sue
Jan 24, 2014 6:27 PM CST

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Oh course it could be the ingredients in the correction fluid that deterred the insects. Big Grin
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