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I think variegated plants are ugly

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There, I said it! Never got why folks are so keen on them, cacti as well. I think the fully albino ones are cool, but variegated plants always remind me of ugly bland landscaped gardens. And aesthetically I think normal green plants are much nicer-looking.

The reason for this thread: I just felt like having a plant-related whinge and I saw the B&G forum :lol:

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fuk yeah. they look chloro-anemic and photosynthetiisensitive. The fact humans even try to induce this by bio stimulation is making me gagagogo......abit like a juicy steak that has no red colour - it don't gel bra

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There, I said it! Never got why folks are so keen on them, cacti as well. I think the fully albino ones are cool, but variegated plants always remind me of ugly bland landscaped gardens. And aesthetically I think normal green plants are much nicer-looking.

The reason for this thread: I just felt like having a plant-related whinge and I saw the B&G forum :lol:

Hear Hear ! yep.....Ugly, slow growing, high maintenance mutant shit...... Have never understood what all the fuss is about.... :scratchhead::lol:

(Not that theres anything wrong with that)

Edited by mr b.caapi
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is this ugly???

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Variegated cactus look deficient of some nutrient. lol.

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Glad someone had the guts to say it out-loud! :lol:

I think I dislike crested and especially 'monstrose' cacti even more, the mutated, deformed, asymmetrical, ugly things. I don't value their 'uniqueness' at all.

But what can you do, rarity sells...

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is this ugly???

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The diplomatic answer is that it's not to my tastes lol. Mind you brugs have such beautiful flowers that you could hang them off a blobfish and it would still look nice. I prefer the green ones though :lol:

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Glad someone had the guts to say it out-loud! :lol:

I think I dislike crested and especially 'monstrose' cacti even more, the mutated, deformed, asymmetrical, ugly things. I don't value their 'uniqueness' at all.

But what can you do, rarity sells...

I have to say I think some of the monstrose cacti look really funky and interesting. But I've never gotten the urge to obtain/grow a crested one or anything like that. They seem like more of a curiosity than anything

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i'm going to add albino's to this list of things we don't like

edit: they're unnatural, they should have died long ago

Edited by DiscoStu

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I think its a matter of personal taste :scratchhead:

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I think its a matter of personal taste :scratchhead:

The thread title starts with the words "I think", in case you hadn't noticed...

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I think variegated plants, especially cactus are fucking awesome and I want them allllllll.

Any of you wonderful variegate haters got any you want to sell or trade, hit me up.

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Variegated Metrosoides take the cake for ugly.

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Kinda reminds me of Melbourne south eastern suburbs AV Jennings developments that were cranked out back in the 80's.

#whitebread

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^

THIS. They also remind me of the sort of indoor plants you'd see in the offices of the most beige corporations and companies.

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if it can grow on its own roots im interested, ive never been a fan of things that would die if they were not grafted.

In general i just prefer a normal old column, I like the crests and have a few but that is a side effect of my obsession i think. I like the rarity of variegated cacti, cant really comment on anything non cacti lol

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Agreed. I like when I can trade variegated plants with my buddy who loves them for non-variageted ones that he wouldn't give me otherwise...and we are both stoked.. But in general now I just don't have them in my collection. They just don't appeal to my eye anymore.

Mutants on the other hand I still think are pretty choice. Just for the obscure forms that are produced. I like looking at a bunch of cacti which could easily camouflage themselves in a coral forest.

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Some I hate, some I love -especially the tropical stuff.

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vanilla planifolia varigata is extremely tolerable mind

and some lophs that look like orangey purple sweeties covered in frosted sugar :)

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I think most cacti just look sick and unhealthy variegated.

Other plants look beautiful, except when they're all blotchy, symmetry is beautiful.
Edited by Pasito
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I said the same thing to someone the other day, they look sick and shit 98% of the time, varigate cacti that is. Some crests and Montrose forms look better than standard in my opinion eg lophocereus schotii. Awesome bitch thread,been wanting to say that for ages!!

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There coolish.crests are coolish... Monstrose kick ass

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I think variegated plants, especially cactus are fucking awesome and I want them allllllll.

Any of you wonderful variegate haters got any you want to sell or trade, hit me up.

I agree....Super sexy just like you Pimento

I love all the freaks

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