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red leaf on a green plant.

by tejan24 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:01 pm

i was looking at some of my pullings that i took out of the fridge last week becouse i they were still growing alot. i found a leaf that was really red. can anyone tell me why this would happen?
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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by kittyklaws » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:05 pm

woah, that is pretty cool-looking...interesting...
oh :oops: sorry but I have no idea what is causing that...
but good luck finding out! :D
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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by manzano167 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:16 pm

probably it got embarresed :lol:
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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by Adam » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:27 am

I notice that during dormancy or just before going into dormancy, the most green VFTs can turn really red - even parts that were already fully grown. Here is a leaf on a red dragon that is in the middle of turning a red. It grew green originally. It's the tall one right in the middle. You can see the "redness" going up the leaf.
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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by roey benjamin marcus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:00 pm

I don't think it's something to worry about, either way. I have a Nepenthes Judith Finn with what seems like pure green leaves and there's one deep red-colored leaf just sticking out.

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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by moof » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:48 pm

It's due to the lack of chlorophyll in the leaves. The plant is retrieving it back from the leaves for dormancy (it's rich in Mg). The red pigments stay n the leaf, making it look red.

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The leaf on the left is turning red, early dormancy

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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by kevinqwe » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:24 pm

thats cool but it might go away

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Re: red leaf on a green plant.

by roey benjamin marcus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:19 pm

Hey, it looks good. That's 1 up.


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