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    Lately I've been noticing that the tips of some of my D. filiformis, expecially my "all red form seem to fork at the very tip. I don't know what's causing this pheonomenon but any ideas are welcome.

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    Not sure of the cause but I get it from time to time on my FL giant form and my typical form.
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    Yes, I knew that others would see this too. I posted last summer ('05) about this. I had certain plants that did this and others right next to them that did not. Never could figure it out. I call it split ends
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    so you guys don't know what causes this?

    Could it be kind of like false vivipary( I think i spelled it right)?

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    I do not think it is false vivipary as that tends to give rise to a whole new plant, not just a divided tip.

    I have a specualtion on what might cause it but it is by no means a tested theory. I am guessing that some type of damage is being done to the apical bud at the tip of the leaf. When this happens the last two cells it formed revert to a "stem cell"-like state and take over giving rise to 2 points of growth. I have no clue what could be causeing the initial damage but it might be some type of microorganism.

    ANd that is my radical thought for the day
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