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What are Variegated Plants?

Variegated plants are plants that have leaves or other parts of their foliage that are marked with different colors or patterns. This can be caused by a genetic mutation that results in the plant producing pigments in an uneven or irregular pattern, resulting in the plant having multiple colors in its foliage.

Variegated plants are prized for their unique, attractive appearance and are often sought after by plant collectors and gardeners. They can add visual interest to a garden or indoor space and can be used to create striking contrast or to complement other plants in a landscape or container garden.

There are many different types of variegated plants, including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and houseplants. Some common examples of variegated plants include the variegated corn plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Variegata'), the variegated snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii'), and the variegated agave (Agave americana 'Marginata').

It is important to keep in mind that variegated plants can be more sensitive to light and moisture than their solid-colored counterparts, and they may require more careful care and attention to thrive. In general, it is a good idea to provide variegated plants with bright, indirect light and to avoid over-watering or letting the soil dry out completely. By providing the right care, you can help your variegated plants thrive and enjoy their unique, eye-catching appearance.

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