Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Nature abhors a vacuum

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Stush2019
Jan 10, 2017 1:47 PM CST
Having an all yellow plant from a leaf cutting usually means death after the main rooted leaf dies. Having said this. The main leaf on my Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii 'Golden Hahnii' did just that.

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These are from two different leaf cuttings. Most cutting results back to a all green hahnii but if it starts from a yellow section, then the resulting plant will be all yellow. Having a vaccum of no green, seems some green started to develop, but odds are in favor of it dying.
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jan 10, 2017 2:22 PM CST

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Very interesting. I think you are right.

I have to deal with some instability in my propagation of variegated Aeoniums. "Sunburst" is a little random. Normally I will nip any budding rosettes that have no green (viewing them as a sort of parasite which will only set back the development of the rest). But lately I have tried to be more patient because sometimes they start out totally variegated for the first few leaves then sprout normally variegated ones as they mature. The creamy baby leaves never grow anywhere near the size of the normal ones that follow them.

Even rosettes that have a visible yellow stripe down one side of the plant, but are otherwise marginally variegated like the parent, have the potential to go wrong when they grow up. Here's a plant like that which I would give even odds on eventually crashing. You can tell what's going on by looking at the stem.

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 22, 2017 3:16 PM CST
Very sad to report. Despite keeping the tank they are in warmer and not wet, they all dried up and died. See no use to photo them but will if any wants to see. I was told they would do this but enjoyed them while they lasted.
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Deebie
Jan 22, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Group hug So sorry. But at least you tried to save them.
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jan 23, 2017 10:05 AM CST

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Bummer! But there is definitely some value in testing the limits of your expectations.

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