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    Joe,

    In San Francisco. Where mine grew outdoors, they only got about 4 hours of direct sunlight, maximum. But that may have been enough. It's growing taller, if anything, now that it's indoors, but that may be regular plant growth, and not related to moving inside.

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    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ Dec. 02 2003,9:49)]Maybe the light winds actually strengthen the leaves?
    Capslock,
    Experiments with tomato plants have shown that if you jostle them a bit a couple of times a day, they grow into stockier plants than those that aren't. So I think the wind performs the same funtion. I have notice that my plants are stockier if I grow them outside rather than inside. I grow my D. filiformis outside during the summer (it's dormant right now) in a 1:1 peaterlite mix. The leaves were all upright with little or no drooping.

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    LOL! Now I have to go jostle my D. filiformis a couple of times a day! I'll report as news breaks. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Most locations where I saw it growing in the wild, it was most usually growing amoung grasses that were at least as tall as it was. Grows very well for me under fluorescent lights, no sagging/flopping. I use lots of lights and a 15+ hour photoperiod.

    Getting the pictures while the plants are yet short, makes them easier to photograph.



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    Mine grow best outdoors protected from heavy rains...



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    Cindy, I grow mine outside here in Singapore and I find that the younger leaves tend to flop over, as u are experiencing. As the plant gets older, it produces stronger leaves which will stand on their own.

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    The heavy rains do flatten some of them though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Arghh no sooner had I posted that did I receive news from home that my filiformis hasn't been watered for 5 days!!! The live LFS has turned white (?!!) and many stalks of leaves are drying from their tips down!!!

    Any ideas on restoring the health of the plants?

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    Keep watering it generously, but allow it good drainage until it seems to be recovered. Drought damaged plants seem to be more succeptible to rotting if they are then kept "too" wet.
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