seriously??? i thought you were joking.....Heather please post reply whenever Jason respondsFrom what I remember reading, all of the leaf patternings on neos and other orchids(phals and dendros mainly) are caused by virus. So, I'm serious when I say be careful of spreading it. Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong or specify which virus it is that causes the varigation patterns?
Jason Fischer said:Good god, I can't believe that rumor is still out there! They are NOT virused. Think of it like this:
There are such things as varieable bromeiliads (air plants) that have some growths that are variegated and some that are not. It all depends on the meristematic segment that develops (depending on the position the new growth emerges, some will come out green and some not). The same is true in many cases with neofinetia. But in all cases, it is genentic mutation that causes variegation, not virus.