Plants that MOVE... Plants with FEELINGS...

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Plants that MOVE... Plants with FEELINGS...

Post by RB » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:16 pm

Hey! What's going on here??

I sowed some Rue seed (Ruta chalepensis, Fejgel) and anyway the results were very poor, out of hundreds of seed only one germinated - or at least looks like it should be a tiny Ruta. It is just past the cotyledon stage, and still very very small.

Anyway yesterday I noticed a bit of compost on the tiny leaves possibly a side effect of vigorous watering - and tried to remove this. Wow!

The leaflets closed up immediately, and the leaf stalks drooped down such that the leaves lay flat on the ground! :shock: In 2 seconds!

I hope when this grows up it has a nice, friendly personality :( :( !

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:41 pm

:shock:
Would be very interesting if you can video capture the event with the photo camera movie mode (320 or mayb 640px) of this event

Talking about camera, mine got broken on its onwn after some 13000 photos in 16 months!
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Post by RB » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:23 pm

I will try! I did the same thing again later this PM and it did it again!

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