I’ve had this plant for a few years now and up until now, it has been putting out mostly purple leaves with pale leaf venation. It’s overall appearance isn’t that exciting. This month, however, I was shocked to see an entirely different looking leaf on this species, which looked so unalike the typical growth I thought it was a hitchhiker that I was just now noticing. It has bright green leaf venation and leaf tips. Had I not checked to see the older growth on this particular plant, I would not have thought it to be the same species. Unfortunately, I think this growth pattern is limited to new growth, but, one can hope! It seems to be a response to osmocote slow release fertilizer added earlier this month.
And the more typical foliage,