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Epiphytes and Parasites

Plants that grow on other plants or objects solely for support are called epiphytes (or air plants). Epiphytes attach to trees, rocks, and other objects, but do not take energy, water, or nutrients from them. Instead, epiphytes produce their own energy by photosynthesis, and get their water and nutrients from the air, the rain, and […]

Short-day & Long-day Plants: Photoperiodism

Photoperiodism is the process by which plants use the length of light and darkness to regulate flowering & certain other processes, regardless of the ambient temperature or weather. This will teach you the difference in short day plants and long day plants! Photoperiodism is dependent on a plant’s ability to sense light. Plants do not […]

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Are You Watering Your Plants Correctly?

Water is essential for all life on Earth. Water, and carbon dioxide, are the raw materials in photosynthesis to manufacture carbohydrates. The essential minerals taken up by plant roots, and the carbohydrates manufactured in green leaves, must be dissolved in water before they can be circulated to other parts of the plant. Plant cells maintain their […]