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    it is no myth...........spray an african violet when its getting direct sun and watch what happens
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    sounds like a myth for Jamie and Adam....
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    you really arnt getting it, are you?
    This has been experienced by me, my grandma, and my late great grandma and all of my grandmas friends who grow african violets.
    So youre kinda outnumbered.If youre so sure of yourself, throw water over an african violet and put it in the sun for a few hours.
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    thats just a afican violet, lets see what happens with other plants.


    If its only happening on the AV then that should tell you something right there. In order for it to be valid you would need a control.


    Its like saying "every time I eat pizza I throw up, I'm never going to eat again because eating makes me throw up" Well its just that pizza try something else.


    Now you may say well other plants have better means of "sunblock" then the VA well if thats true get a plant that is even LESS then a VA and see if that happens.

    you guys are basing this "myth" on junk science and assumtions.
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    Something is not proven to be true just because lots of people believe it.
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    True, but does everyone here use the exact media recommended in the book they have read for Nepenthes, or have we tweeked with it and found something that works a little better for our growing conditions?
    But I am off-subject.

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    Heh!
    Good point. My Neps all do fine in LFS, or a mix of LFS and orchid bark for the hardier species (if I'm feeling cheap).
    Personally, I can't imagine using the nine-ingredient 'de-luxe' compost recommended by a famous grower.

    But, 'ye cannae change the laws of physics' Every .edu and .gov website I've seen agrees that the idea of water droplets acting as lenses to scorch leaves is junk science.

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    the only way a drop of water would beable to focus light in a way that would damage a leaf would be if it was some how able to stay suspneded in mid air several inches above the leaf.


    Think of it like this.

    People pften use a magnifying glass to burn ants and other things. Well you need to focus the lense so you get a enough concentrateed light on one area long enough to to burn it. Well you can just lay the magnifying glass on the ant and expect it to burn (assuming the ant would stay still). the closer the glass the more surface area the light is being focused upon. the further away you pull the glass the same amount of light is focused in a smaller area there for increasing teh engery that particular area is experiencing.

    thats why this isn't even a myth. Its a misinformation perpetuated by ignorance and people telling people what they heard, not what their experience was.
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