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Thread: Suicidal Flower Stalks

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    Suicidal Flower Stalks

    I had a D. hartmeyerorum flower stalk developing and yesterday I saw the top had died out, presumably due to growing right up to he light and burning itself. One would think that plants have the sense to avoid contact...

    This isn't the first time that this has happened. Anybody else experience this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    One would think that plants have the sense to avoid contact...
    No reason why they should have developed such a capability. In the wild, the sun does not hang so low as to present such a risk. Nor is Mother Nature known for commonly placing hot light bulbs in close proximity to plants.
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    I use a mesh screen to prevent this from happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post
    No reason why they should have developed such a capability. In the wild, the sun does not hang so low as to present such a risk. Nor is Mother Nature known for commonly placing hot light bulbs in close proximity to plants.

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    I'll have to disuade them a bit...

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    I've been given a second chance:


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    Heliotropism at its best. Either move the plant so the flowers miss the lights or add some sort of shield. With plants on my windowsills the petals often get stuck to the glass. This can be a blessing in disguise as it keeps the stalks from waving around a spewing seed all over the place.

    Cudos for getting them to flower.
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    LOL! Moving the pot a bit works!

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