- Apr 7, 2012
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- Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
My questions is if you keep them warm year around to appreciate nice leaves, would they flower in the spring, or is flowering sort of a sacrifice since leaves are the main focus for such practice??
I don't have enough experience to know the answer, hp7. But some of Japanese people are more focused on leaves. For examples, in Neo, they remove the flower spikes, so they don't waste energy for flowers.
A stunning flower I like the way your growing and posted it but I'm not a fan of the variegated leafs I feel its a bit strange but thats me personally.
I also wasn't so interested in variegation, neither. I used to think that they were unnatural (well, they are basically genetic disease, like albinism). But after I started to grow a couple of them, I can see why it is fun to grow them. Basically, we can observe the changes, and in some cases, how you grow them can influence the expression. So every leaf expansion, or new cane, you have some excitement.