Adeniums forum: Whitish leaves

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Name: Willeke
Netherlands (Zone 8b)
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Adeniumgirl
Jan 17, 2016 6:31 AM CST
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I have a few seedlings that are having some whitish leaves. What can be the cause of that? And what can I do about it? Or is it some kind of variegation of something like that?
Only 3 seedlings do have it.
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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Jan 17, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Willeke,
Hard to see with the white perlite on top of soil, but it looks as though you could have a few seedlings w variegation. These often revert back to green as they get their true leaves. Hopefully it will remain for you.
As long as the leaves have healthy tissue and just the white coloration, then this is more than likely the case (variegation).
Rick
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Name: Willeke
Netherlands (Zone 8b)
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Adeniumgirl
Jan 17, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Rick, 2 of them is are getting a true leaf. That leaf is white with a bit of green in it. The other does have a true leaf, but that one sofar is totally white. The seedleafes do look healthy and green though.
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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Seed Starter Peonies Plumerias Dog Lover Hibiscus Region: Canadian
Tropicals Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums
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RCanada
Jan 17, 2016 8:32 AM CST
I am sure it is variegation, Willeke. I had a few come out with variegation and sadly they reverted back. I hope they remain for you. Would be nice.
They say that they can revert back to green and then later on come back with variegation.
I marked my seedling just in case they do come back. Hope so.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
Name: Willeke
Netherlands (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Cactus and Succulents
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Adeniumgirl
Jan 17, 2016 8:50 AM CST
I hope so for you Rick. Always nice to have some variegated ones. I hope they do stay this way for me. Just wait and see. I give them as much light as possible.

Willeke
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