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    Devil's Claw Observation

    I had a few seeds in the fridge for awhile and decided to attempt germination. So with hammer and screwdriver I delicatly destroyed, apparently, all but one. At the moment I have in the Nep planter, under artificial lighting.

    First of all, it grows like a weed! It went from one inch to three inches in slightly more than a week. Butwhat really intigues me was that the cotyledon leaves are in a different position every day. It's kinda like watching the position of the moon in the sky, from one day to the next. Has anyone else noticed a rotation?

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    Interesting...has it continued to follow the moon? Is it exposed to moonlight?
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    The moon was an analogy, but efter growing erect for several days it fell over. So I propped the stem on a nearby Nep leaf and then propped the whole setup on top of a 3" thick phone book. The new growth is erect again. I haven't noticed it turning anymore. The actual setup in about 15' from a window but under a Grolite.

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    Which species are you growing? I picked up a few Martynia annua pods from the LACPS meeting, which is not suspected of being a carnivore. These are invasive species so care should be taken in growing them.

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    Which species? Ibicella lutea?

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    It seems to have stopped rotating. It is now about 8" tall, on its 3rd set of true leaves. Should I repot in topsoil, now, or wait until spring?

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    Where can I get some devils claw? I have wanted to grow them for a while.

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    You should be able to find them locally. They grow wild in Western TX. Kind of weedy.

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