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Old 02-10-2015, 05:50 AM   #21 (permalink)
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All kidding aside
This is what will happen when you try to tilt the plant so it fits in your home.
This shot was created by myself by laying the container on its side .
Phototropism at its finest.
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This is after 72 hours.

The stem will bend.The more you tip the container the more bend you will get.

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All kidding aside
This is what will happen when you try to tilt the plant so it fits in your home.
This shot was created by myself by laying the container on its side .
Phototropism at its finest.
Phototropism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is after 72 hours.

The stem will bend.The more you tip the container the more bend you will get.

All kidding aside

This bad/misleading/uninformed BS is interesting, but what really will happen when you try to tilt the plant to/near that degree so it fits in your home is....

The plant stops pushing new leaves and the process of rotting/dying begins, aka Lower Ohioan Simulated Variegation.

Lower Ohioan Simulated Variegation can also be achieved by a liberal application of the high quality broad-spectrum systemic variegaticide foliar spray developed by Monsanto.


Caveat...
This can actually be used successfully if your plant has already drop/shot/produced a grouping/flower/bloom/bunch/raceme.
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All kidding aside

This bad/misleading/uninformed BS is interesting, but what really will happen when you try to tilt the plant to/near that degree so it fits in your home is....

The plant stops pushing new leaves and the process of rotting/dying begins, aka Lower Ohioan Simulated Variegation.

Lower Ohioan Simulated Variegation can also be achieved by a liberal application of the high quality broad-spectrum systemic variegaticide foliar spray developed by Monsanto.


Caveat...
This can actually be used successfully if your plant has already drop/shot/produced a grouping/flower/bloom/bunch/raceme.

Wow........I never saw that fantastic comment coming...I am glad you agree.
As with your last comment I have no idea what you are talking about.



This is another link which you might be thinking about.
.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitropism
Never once had the problem that you described with either of the plants.
In fact the 45 degree angle plant below was re potted as is and has lived happily ever after.

Here is the photo of a plant of mine that is at a 45 degree angle.
Seems to be ok.

I think this year I am going to try a Topsy Turvy hanging planter 55 gallon drum size.

I looked for the foliar spray you spoke about on Amazon and could not find it ...you must be pulling my leg.

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WOW!!! that is a BOLD LOW CUT!!
Before and after photos.

Fall photo.
This corm is from a spent Orinoco, I planted it to see what would happen to it in the basement over the winter in less than ideal conditions.
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Spring photo.
One new pup so far, maybe more once it warms up and spring kicks in
I forgot to add information from last post, this plant had flowered and I am not expecting a a shoot from the main stem.
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Just fyi, I've cut stalks twice, once above the bottom leaves(first photo), and once below them (second photo). The cut above the bottom leaves didn't seem to phase the plant, but the cut below all of the leaves seems to have killed it.
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The second photo won't post for some reason, but it's just a bare stump that's now turning black.
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Just fyi, I've cut stalks twice, once above the bottom leaves(first photo), and once below them (second photo). The cut above the bottom leaves didn't seem to phase the plant, but the cut below all of the leaves seems to have killed it.
wow that is pretty low.....I too cut off the stem pretty low and then the first leaf that popped out broke under is own weight, but the following made it thru
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The second photo won't post for some reason, but it's just a bare stump that's now turning black.
If you still have the plant give it some time....there is a good chance pups are developing.
Cutting the stem like that will usaully induce your plant to pup.
I will take a follow up photo of the plant from my previous post, it has a few more pups.
Many forum members will also cut the plant just as short to save on shipping charges to one another. This is a normal practice and the plant will soon recover.
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Before and after photos.

Fall photo.
This corm is from a spent Orinoco, I planted it to see what would happen to it in the basement over the winter in less than ideal conditions.
Orinoco corm by Hostafarian, on Flickr

Spring photo.
One new pup so far, maybe more once it warms up and spring kicks in
I forgot to add information from last post, this plant had flowered and I am not expecting a a shoot from the main stem.
Untitled by Hostafarian, on Flickr
Update: Same plant seven pups

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