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How To Find Plants with Stable Variegation: 7 Examples

Plants with stable variegation

If you like mottled and striped patterns of green and white on plant leaves, you may be interested in plants with variegation that is stable and will never revert. Plants with stable variegation have the same variegated pattern on all the leaves of the entire plant.  They can be naturally variegated with variegation encoded in …

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4 Ways To Induce Variegation In Plants (Explained)

Variegated plants

Plants with variegated colored patterns are rare, beautiful gems for any plant collection.  How to induce variegation in your plants? The best way to induce variegation in plants is to propagate a genetically variegated plant or the variegated parts of a plant with mutated plant cells that lack the green pigment.  Inducing changes artificially by …

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Fir vs Pine Bark:  8 Key Differences for Potting

fir bark vs pine bark

It can be confusing – sometimes it’s called “pine bark”, sometimes “fir bark” or even “orchid bark”.  Most people use the terms interchangeably, but their differences are quite significant especially when it comes to potting up your orchids, bonsai, and other houseplants. What exactly are the differences? Fir bark is a better growing substrate than …

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