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Something new for me to obsess over?

This is a discussion on Something new for me to obsess over? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Paphraguy Heather, the blooms/petals need movement/to sway in the gentle breeze to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paphraguy
    Heather, the blooms/petals need movement/to sway in the gentle breeze to grow.
    what do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    what do you mean?
    The petals need to sway gently in the wind and not be stiff and still. In nature, there is always a constant gentle breeze.

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    I didn't notice much difference in petal growth on the PEOY or Nitidissimum this spring between daytime (fan running) and nighttime (fan off). Certainly they're accustomed to air movement in the wild (the species at least), but I wonder if there is a real difference between a flower kept moving and one kept still. Anyone up for a study?

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    My fans run 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    I didn't notice much difference in petal growth on the PEOY or Nitidissimum this spring between daytime (fan running) and nighttime (fan off). Certainly they're accustomed to air movement in the wild (the species at least), but I wonder if there is a real difference between a flower kept moving and one kept still. Anyone up for a study?
    I think your petals still grew because your fans were running during the day.

    I did perform an "experiment" on my long petalled Phrags like caudatum and wallisii by impeding one of the petals and it still grew! As a matter of fact, for some unknown reasons, one of the free dangling caudatum petals was about inch or two shorter than the impeded one.

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    Uh oh.

    *This* discussion again....

    LOL!

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