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Old 08-11-2022, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So I was at a friend's house whom I haven't seen for a long time and, unbeknownst to me, he has a nice basjoo mat. Taking a closer look, I noticed the undersides of the leaves, especially the younger ones, looked like this:



I haven't seen a huge number of basjoos in my life, but of what I have seen, none of them have had this characteristic.

Has anyone else seen a basjoo with this coloration before?
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Anyone seen this before?

Pisang Klotek and Red Iholena's have similar reds but they are better..
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Some of mine will tint more than others.
This happens with new leaves and the tint will disappear as the leaf matures.
Some leaves don't tint but still have a pinkish midrib which disappears also.

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That is cool. I haven't seen that before on a basjoo. I have seen the pink midrib, mine do that, but its pretty subtle. Just shows I still have a lot to learn.
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I've seen a milder version of that on fresh SH-3640 leaves. but its not a small plant.
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