For almost two years now, N.C. and I have been discovering gorgeous waxy green seedlings growing from oranges that had fallen into the soil of our two miniature indoor orange trees from Chinatown. The other day we found an odd little white gem poking through the soil. A few days later, and much to our surprise, we realized what we had unfolding and growing in our pot was an albino orange seedling. Unfortunately, as Bio Bob tells us, our little curiosity has but a short time to live among its greener chlorophyll producing siblings. In other words, a slow imminent death awaits any plant that can not undertake photosynthesis to create energy beyond that which the original seed provides. Ah, the wonder and heartbreak of genetic mutation.