Japanese stonecrop

Asked August 2, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT

I've noticed recently that my Japanese stonecrop has developed pure white growth. What causes it to grow like this? Is it a mutation?

Multnomah County Oregon succulents horticulture

4 Responses

Thank you for your question. Although it could be a mutation, it is more probable that it is the plant’s response to less sunlight, and the resultant lack of chlorophyll. Has it been in more shade than in the past? Thanks!

It's actually been planted in full sunlight since I bought it.

The sunlight change is the only factor I can find in science-based research. Often, variegated plants will lose their variegation if in full sun, and unvariegated will lose green. Sorry I have no other suggestions.

The sunlight change is the only factor I can find in science-based research. Often, variegated plants will lose their variegation if in full sun, and unvariegated will lose green. Sorry I have no other suggestions.