Variability is the presence of cells in plants with a changed genetic code. Such cells are not able to synthesize chlorophyll. Variability occurs due to the lack or absence of chlorophyll in some areas of the leaf blade. Other dyes replace them: xanthophyll, carotene, and anthocyanin. This affects the color of the leaves. Sometimes the leaves are decorated with a yellow, white, pink, ivory, red, and light green pattern. Variability often looks either integral — parts of the leaves divided into different colors, or like marble — the leaves are covered with small streaks of lighter color.
The most interesting variegated forms appeared as a result of the work of breeders. Sometimes it is tough to find a variegated version of the plant. Also, plants with variegated leaves require special treatment and some skills in gardening. Unacceptable housing conditions can lead to loss of variability! The leaves of variegated plants are very tender. They like a lot of diffused sunlight, and they also prefer lower temperatures (of course, within reason). We have created a selection of the most popular indoor variegated plants. Choose yours!