tumamoc wrote:Hmmm. On second thought, it's probably this power pole that's causing this saguaro to lean .
Saxicola wrote:I doubt light is making it lean, but depending on the plant even low levels of light can have an effect. The most dramatic I know about is Poinsettias. Growers cover their greenhouses in curtains at night because a street light or even car headlights for just 10 minutes can disrupt flowering.
Saxicola wrote:I highly doubt it will make any difference. I mentioned the Poinsettia thing because it is so unusual for a plant to be so strongly affected by ambient light as that plant. Even then, it doesn't affect the growth, it just goofs up the flowering a bit. Poinsettias are a major crop and production is amazingly well organized and timed, to the point where they know the exact day the plants will be ready for shipping based on the day they plant the cuttings months before.
Most plants aren't so touchy and most won't be affected at all. At worst if may throw off flowering a little bit... maybe.
That being said, it would be interesting to see if succulent Euphorbias had their flowering affected since Poinsettias are Euphorbia pulcherrima.
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