Re: H.difformis

> From: RevWCw at aol_com
> Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 17:04:00 -0500
> Subject: Re: H. difformis
> I posted this question before, but didn't get any response, soooo, I'll try
> again.  I'm puzzled by the growth habit of my h. difformis.  It grows up from
> the substrate about 2 inches, then parallel to the gravel for an inch or so,
> then up to the surface again.  This makes for some very interesting S-shaped
> stems, though it is not quite what I was hoping for.  Any explanations?
> Bill Cwirla
> Hacienda Heights, CA

The only thing I can think of that would cause this growth pattern would
be shading from above.  Are there any plants or leaves near the surface? 
Bob Hoffman
Huntington Beach Orchids