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Roots Aversion to Light

This is a discussion on Roots Aversion to Light within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Am I right in thinking that this root is turning away from the bright light? ...

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    Am I right in thinking that this root is turning away from the bright light?

    Yesterday morning it wasn't like this, it was still going straight. But it had been very cloudy and rainy during the past few days, and yesterday the sun came out during the afternoon. Although the window where this plant is sitting does not recieve direct sunlight it is still very bright because there are no houses or trees outside to block the light. Is this root telling me something? It is weird to see it happen in just a matter of one day. The root straight one morning and turned like that the next. The other root didn't do a thing, well, it couldn't because its already matured and its tip is missing, something chomped it off.
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    Maybe it's headed back for the moisture of the sphag. and bark?

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    Tanya, that's possible I guess, though I haven't actually seen that happen here, or tried to test for it.

    You might try turning the plant around so that the light shines now from the direction the root is growing toward, to see if it turns back the other way! That would be really neat if it actually did.

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    That is one pretty plant maybe it wants to go fishing ? Really I don't know why , must be male ,needs directions .. lolol . Gin

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    I agree with mde...its headed back for a drink...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin
    That is one pretty plant maybe it wants to go fishing ? Really I don't know why , must be male ,needs directions .. lolol . Gin
    LOL - Gin you got it right!

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    Could be a female root !
    It was going to be an aerial root but changed it,s mind !

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    rofl@uncasteeb!

    If it changes its mind again, we'll know it's a female root for sure!

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    Gender wars going on .....
    Looks like we need a poll :
    Root is a male
    Root is a female
    It is a MALE !!! Easily confused ! :-D

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    It is a FEMALE!

    Put a credit card under it.

    Bet it turns downward.


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