As the focus of many plantlovers shifts from flowers to foliage, variegated indoor plants have come to the fore. Variegated plants really are the Vivienne Westwood’s of many peoples collections.
Variegation is a term that is used rather loosely in the plant world.
When it comes down to it, any plant displaying multiple colours can be called variegated. The word Variegated comes from the Latin word variegatus, which means “made of various sorts or colours.”
The cause of variegation is the absence of chlorophyll in one or more of the cellular layers of the leaf. Unlike Pattern-Gene variegation, chimeral and blister variegation - whether stable or unstable - results in each leaf being truly unique. Like a fingerprint you might say. Many of our plant varieties are exclusive to us. Selectively bred over generations. So if you fancy adding a ‘haute couture’ plant created by the most prestigious plant house in Europe to your collection then this is the section for you.