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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 28, 2015 1:15 PM CST
My corn plant used to have yellow variegation now all leaves including new growth are now green. It gets morning filtered sunlight. How can I bring back the yellow variegation? This is a 5 feet tall plant.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 28, 2015 1:22 PM CST
A lot of variegated plants will produce more green on their leaves if the light supply is too low, Gigi. They need more chlorophyll (green stuff) to produce food for the plant in low light.

I would try gradually increasing the amount of light to see if that brings back the stripes.

That being said, it's also a perennial problem with variegated plants that they really "want" to make more green leaves, and some types tend to revert to all green permanently. Let's hope yours responds to more light.
Elaine

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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 28, 2015 2:57 PM CST
Thanks Ellaine, I didn't know that. I was told that this is a shade plant and I have the really green ones (without variegation) growing outside but the sun burns their leaves. Where it is right now, unfortunately, is the maximum light it will receive since this is in my breakfast nook.
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Jun 29, 2015 7:58 AM CST
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 29, 2015 7:39 PM CST
Yes Tifanny, it gets the morning sun, but I would only do it if our neighbors are not mowing the lawn or there are no neighbors fishing on the pond.

I will try to let more light in and see if it brings back even just some of its variegated color.

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