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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; So, is there a reason that the petals on long-petaled Phrags would grow at a ...

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    So, is there a reason that the petals on long-petaled Phrags would grow at a different rate? I imagine this is probably normal right? However, they were the same length as each other on Sunday and now one is a good bit longer than the other.

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    Yes, it is normal and also depends on different conditions as well. Happy now?

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    No!

    Yes, Thanks, Oh Wise Paphrag Grower!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paphraguy
    Yes, it is normal and also depends on different conditions as well. Happy now?
    You two are funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidTraci
    You two are funny.
    Hey, Pete doesn't answer my questions in a timely fashion, he hears about it! And vice versa, I might add!

    LOL!

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    I think it has something to do with magnetic fields and moon phases. A very complicated interaction.

    Or a petal contacted something for a significant amount of time. I know some don't put stock into that belief (that petals stop growing when they hit a surface), and personally I'm not sure. But I had a PEOY flower with one petal hitting a leaf, and after I noticed it a couple days later and brushed it off the leaf, it was already 0.5" shorter than the other petal (they were equal in length before that point), and ended up maybe 0.75" shorter. That's not proof to me, but so far I haven't heard of anyone actually impeding a petal on purpose...

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    Could be a leaf hitting issue - I kept moving it off, the other day. Also it has been blowing around, and I've not been around to watch where it blows. Now tho, it is off...good centimeter shorter than the other...I'll watch it and let you know!

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    It is catching up...and I'll soon have a 2nd one to obsess on!

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    Heather, the blooms/petals need movement/to sway in the gentle breeze to grow.

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    Oh? That is interesting. Well it is certainly blowing in the breeze then...will post a pic later, now that we finally have a sunny day, and second bloom is opening! How cool is that? It is so different watching them unfurl in person, and not just through your fab pics!!!

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