Pogostemon helferi turning white

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  1. TDI-line

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    Any ideas why only one of my Pogostemon helferi has turned white.

    I have about 15 specimens and they are all normal green.

    Tank is 720 litres, lighting is 39W x8 T5 and dosing TPN+ bi-weekly.

    But the white specimen does look quite good though.
     
  2. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    How much are you dosing?
     
  3. aaronnorth

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    sounds cool, can you get a pic of it, i'm intriegued :D
     
  4. TDI-line

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    Hmmm, roughly about 75 to 100ml per week.
     
  5. TDI-line

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    Ok, here's a few pics of the white one.

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    DSC00284.jpg
     
  6. ceg4048

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    Wow, weird. Tempted to say calcium but you're not using RO, are you?

    Cheers,
     
  7. TDI-line

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    No RO, just good old Lincolnshire tap water.

    Hey, that's not like you Clive, where's your essay answer. ;) :D
     
  8. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Never seen that one. :wideyed: You've gone where no man has gone before... :rolleyes:

    Cheers,
     
  9. Wayney

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    I've seen that once before on PFK, exactly the same thing happened to some chap's P. helferi and as far as i know he never found out what the cause was although i remember Magnesium deficiency being mentioned, but i think that was just a last ditch guess :rolleyes:
     
  10. aaronnorth

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    It would be cool if someone could manage to selectvly breed that and make a P.Helferi 'white' :D
     
  11. JamesM

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    Keep doing whatever your doing. I want the first purple one :D
     
  12. aaronnorth

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    :lol: you make me laugh
     
  13. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Aaron,
    Are you sure this is the color of the leaf and not a white coating?

    Cheers,
     
  14. johnny70

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    I have some gone like this, still sat in the tropica pot, I thought it was me just killing it :(

    JOHNNY
     
  15. LondonDragon

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    Albino plants! Don't tell Tropica otherwise they will charge us a fortune for it :p
     
  16. TDI-line

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    Ok, i'll keep to my strict regime of monthly water changes and random fert dosing.. :D
     
  17. Egmel

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    If it were growing in my garden then I would guess that it was a random variegation and depending on whether I liked it or not I would either pinch it out below the white to encourage new non variegated growth or pinch it out at the tip to encourage new variegated growth. Though TBH it's unlikely to survive as a variegated form as it has next to no green at all, only on the veins.

    I'm basing my theory on the fact that none of the others seem even vaguely affected, there is no pallor to its neighbours at all. If this were caused by some nutrient deficiency then there would likely be other stems suffering or starting to show signs by now.
     
  18. aaronnorth

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    :?: This is planters question or am i missing something :oops:
     
  19. TDI-line

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    I'm soo confused now. :lol:
     
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