Re: Ae-Ae Variegation
All I can tell you is that my Ae-Ae that fruited last spring and all the smaller ones I now have, vary quite a bit from keaf to leaf. One will be 1/3 white on the right side and 50-50 on the left, then next is a lot more green all over that white but still about 60-40 then the next night have one leaf with about 50-50 white. In otherwords, I think it is just random.
I asked the same question a while back in several other places because SOMEONE ONCE SAID that PH will cause then to revert to all green. I asked if ANYONE had ever seen this happen and no one could say YES. I DO KNOW that my large corm has at one time had 5 variegated and 3 all white pups. NEVER had an all green pup out of 15 or so. Since it all was on the same corm in the same pot, I don't think soil or growing conditions had anything to do with it. I have heard but never had anyone admit seeing one go from variegated to all green.
I am tending to believe it is something someone once said that has been passed on as gospel. BUT I'm in FL so who knows how they will react in other areas and other soil.