Chemical scent makes the flowers open on different plants ?

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Chemical scent makes the flowers open on different plants ?

by roarke » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:56 pm

I have 3 drosera omissa that had made flower buds open at the same time. In the past, on drosera capensis "Alba", too. Why ? Can a chemical scent be involved ?

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Re: Chemical scent makes the flowers open on different plant

by tish » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:49 pm

I had tokaiensis flower buds on the stalk. open 1 by 1 and it decides to open 2 buds at 1 go and back to 1. And some of the last few buds did not open.

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Re: Chemical scent makes the flowers open on different plant

by fattytuna » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:06 pm

I haven't researched this at all so most of this is just guessing, but I would think that it's due to them being in virtually the same conditions. I've observed that some Drosera flowers seem to open differently depending on either light or temperature. On cloudy days, the flowers may not open completely. On sunny days, the flowers will fully open and for a longer period of time. Also, the flowers open earlier in summer than in winter (a factor of photoperiod?.
Anyway, I think that the flowers opening is triggered by light or temperature. So if several plants are in virtually the same conditions, they may be exposed to an identical amount of light and heat at the same time, thus stimulating simultaneous flower opening.

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Re: Chemical scent makes the flowers open on different plant

by roarke » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:12 pm

fattytuna wrote:I haven't researched this at all so most of this is just guessing, but I would think that it's due to them being in virtually the same conditions. I've observed that some Drosera flowers seem to open differently depending on either light or temperature. On cloudy days, the flowers may not open completely. On sunny days, the flowers will fully open and for a longer period of time. Also, the flowers open earlier in summer than in winter (a factor of photoperiod?.
Anyway, I think that the flowers opening is triggered by light or temperature. So if several plants are in virtually the same conditions, they may be exposed to an identical amount of light and heat at the same time, thus stimulating simultaneous flower opening.


But what about making one by one/the same time, on the same type of a drosera species, but on 2/more plants, for stem development ? Can i quote you in my blog ?


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