Yes, this is my bucket ‘o blooms. They all came off last weekend. It was sad but had to be done.
< This photo shows a plant with too much variegation coming up in new growth. Some varieties are listed as having crown variegation, but unfortunately this isn’t one of them. The variegation on this variety should be consistent throughout the entire plant.
< This is another example of too much variegation, but it illustrates the culture break a little more clearly. You can see the obvious difference in coloration of the crown growth and the lower leaves. A fertilizer higher in nitrogen will help correct this over time, but it’ll be important for me to keep this plant warm as well. I’ll have to be careful not to use cold water as it often results in browning of the whiter leaves.
Culture breaks often happen when something changes. It could be, as in my case, a completely new environment. Temperature, lighting or fertilizer changes, as well as repotting can also cause culture breaks, but consistency of care and temperature can help limit them.