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« on: May 12, 2012, 07:14:17 »

In an attempt to consolidate the variegation in a glaziouana seedling I 'screwdrivered' it, 9 months ago, which has produced 3 sizeable pups none of which show any variegation. Do I opt for further surgery and remove these dud pups in the hope that mum will have enough vigour to produce more, hopefully next time with variegation, or what should be done next?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 07:51:25 »

That's bad luck Mitche, I thought for sure you'd get some good variegated pups from that one!

I would say cut those green pups off asap. I have had pups in this situation develop some variegation as they get a bit larger, but its never been what I've considered as great variegation, often only enough to consider doing the screwdriver treatment again  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 23:27:43 »

Thanks Devo, give the pups the snip ASAP, is your verdict. But before proceeding, I'd still like to hear from Bruce or Pedro who have a wealth of experience in this matter. I guess to more clearly define a question to them, it is: If glaziouana pups have good variegation should it have clearly shown by this stage of their development?
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 02:31:54 »

I would guess to take them off now as well, but the ones from really promising leaves that look like they should be variegated would probably be worth trying to save and see if they grow into anything.  I'm playing the same kind of game right now with a variegate and I can't decide if the pups are going to develop better or if I should take them off to see what the next round will do...
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 04:07:32 »

Hi Mitche
Definitely remove those green pups. If you can't see stripes they sure aren't going to get them. Make sure you feed the plant and if you can lean it over towards your better striped leaves to try to encourage the buds from those leaves to grow.

cheers Bruce
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 04:24:43 »

Thanks Bruce, I'll do exactly as you, Devo and sdandy advise.
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