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Tropheus76

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Variegated varieties and shade?
« on: November 28, 2022, 09:27:24 AM »
Is there any truth to the rumor that variegated varieties of citrus prefer dappled shade over full sun? I have variegated pink lemon and centennial kumquat that have seen better days and I am wondering if they might perk up a bit if I move them to a better, more shady location like some oak woods.

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Re: Variegated varieties and shade?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2022, 09:45:27 AM »
I have no idea about citrus specifically, but all of my variegated houseplants that I have prefer more sun than their non variegated counterpart. If the plant is young then shade in general is always better, but if its a big tree, I'd expect it to want more light due to the lack of chlorophyll variegation causes

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Re: Variegated varieties and shade?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2022, 10:23:12 AM »
In the above post, Tru suggested that variegated plants require more sun, due to the smaller portion of green pigmentation (chlorophyll) portion of the leaf produces less energy that a leaf that is entirely green.

 

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