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Thread: Weird growth; sorta extreme clumping

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    do you handle your plant much? I mean, do you position it differently? (rotating it around to gaze at instead of moving around it to look), and if you do, do you set it back in the same exact place and direction towards the sun?


    I'm conducting a scientific experiment right now - my hypothesis is that if you move a plant's direction from the pot (rotating it, but leaving it in the same spot), then the traps will move in order to collect the light most efficiently. But in doing this, the traps will come out distorted and mis-shapen, since the new bending and repositioning has destroyed its previous 'plans' and it needs to recover as best as possible.

    So far i can say that yes, the plants do move to catch more sunlight. I'm still waiting for some traps to grow though, before i try to prove that this bending also causes the traps to come out weird.
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    I sorta do. Like whenever it needs water (which is pretty often), it usually gets moved, or if I'm looking at it to check for any strange things on it. But these weird traps formed a long while ago; I only posted now because I actually remembered to. I don't think those traps have anything to do with how it's been positioned. They were the only ones that formed.

    If the positioning had anything to do with the weird traps, there would be several more, or all of the traps would be like that, and that's not the case.

    Also, plants only tend to bend when they are in uncomfortable situations, like a windowsill or a very shady area outside. The plant doesn't get enough light, and tries to bend toward the light source. Because the sun is always above my plants, they won't bend towards it, regardless of how little or much they get.

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    That plant is just a plant which is naturally going to grow upwards. It's nothing to do with the light source - it just has a vertical growth habit.

    Some people are short, some people are tall. Some VFTs are tall and thin, some are short and rosetted.

    The weird trap is nothing unusual. Every so often you will get deformed or double traps with any VFT.

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