Desert Rose Plants
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desert rose

pat9214 added on June 28, 2017 | Answered

About four years ago I got a desert rose plant (all white multi-petal flowers) about a year ago a seed pod grew directly out of the trunk, it matured and fell off, since that time a new stem has grown from that spot, the new stem has different shaped leaves and is producing five petal pink flowers, don\'t have a clue why? Thanks, Pat

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 30, 2017

It sounds like your plant is producing a sport.
This is a genetic mutation.
You can prune away this stem or leave it!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/plant-sport-mutations.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/caring-for-desert-rose-plants.htm

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