Too Much White is a Parasite

I love plants with variegated leaves.

That means that the leaves have patches that are not green.

The non-green parts can be white, yellow or other colors.

The point is that the non-green parts lack chlorophyll.

That means that an all white leaf makes no food of its own.

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Variegated Hydrangea leaves

Therefore, all white leaves are parasites on the rest of the plant’s resources.

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Variegated Hoya leaves

When this occurs, the pure white parts should be removed.

FLOWHITE

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