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    Very Pale, veiny leaves on my Viking

    As i look through my greenhouse i have noticed that my Mirabilis var. Globosa is much paler than the rest of my plants. All the plants were moved into the greenhouse a few months ago and have adapted well. Although my "Viking" has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now begining to show signs of quite a few pitchers forming, I am concerned about the veiny look of the leaves. I know with my brugmansias that's a sign of a nutrient deficiency. Humidy is always high, temps are in the lowland - intermediate range, media is 60/40 long fiber sphagnum and perlite. Plant is in a bright light area but the grow cover on the greenhouse diffuses any direct sunlight. Conditions should be right for this lowlander, and although its growing well, i have concerns about the overall appearance of the lack of chlorophyll in the leaves...
    Here is the plant:

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    If it's not being fed well, might be nutrient deficiency, but Viking has always been a bit on the paler side of things for me anyway. And N. mirabilis as a whole tends to have a rather veined appearance to it, though more so in pitchers than leaves.
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    Thanks Carlton, I'll keep a close eye on it for the next couple of months.

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