- Nov 22, 2009
- SF Bay Area, California
Well, what about it? Ive seen a few just like this on ebay.
Many times infact.
You have indeed. They were listed by me.
Sorry if the post was unclear. This is an example of a plant that exists outside the realm of this particular species' "natural perfection." The parent plant was selected in cultivation, and (based on the prices the divisions command) is 10-20x more valuable than a comparable non-variegated specimen. What do you think a variegated N. macrophylla or N. hamata would cost compared to a regular one? Inducing variegation (through selection, virus, artificial mutation, etc) is a relatively old horticultural trick to increase the value of plants. Now imagine the possibilities that will emerge as genetic modification becomes increasingly accessible. Hopefully that answers your question.
[MENTION=12066]emc2[/MENTION]: yep, that's the one.