Broad leaf and variegated clivias

Broad leaf and variegated clivias

There is a very interesting article in Clivia Yearbook 6 written by Ken Smith on this topic. Basically whether you use green or variegated pollen you will still get a percentage of green, variegated and albino seedlings. He does state that with the margin form(Fukurin) nearly all the seedlings turn out to be albino. The best variegated plants to use are those with pinstripe variegation where you will get a wide range of variegated seedlings. In Clivia Yearbook 8 there is an article about Mr. Nakamura and apparently Fukurin variegation can not be reproduced from seed. Essentially when talking of variegation there are three primary types.....Striation (most common referred to as just variegation), Light of Buddha (LOB) and lastly Akebono. Some 'experts' consider Akebono var. to be an off shoot of LOB and as such only accept two classes of Variegation. i.e. Striation and LOB.Research has shown that var. inheritance is passed on through the Pod parent plant....and little to no var. inheritance is passed from the pollen parent.