Plants with chimeral meristems differ in their stability. In many cases, variegated plants can show reversions to all green or all non-pigmented leaves.

Photo showing an example of a chimera reverting to all green leaves.

Reversion to all green leaves in euonymus.

To maintain the chimera variegation, these plants need to be pruned periodically to remove non-chimeral stems.

Photo showing a chimera reverting to all white leaves.

Reversion to all white leaves in holly.