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Why do plants grow taller in the dark?
plants grow taller in the dark because plant will grow until they find light, but will eventually die.
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Plants actually grow taller in the dark, because plants grow towards the closest light source. If there is no light source, they continue to grow and try to find light, but be…cause plants need the sun as an energy source, they will die if they don't find the light.
During the daytime, plants produce energy in the form of ATP and NADPH (light reactions)...during the night, these energy forms go to the dark reactions (Calvin Cycle) t…o fuel the production of organic molecules from CO2 collected during the day...some of these organic molecules will be stored (starch) and some will be used for plant structural growth (cellulose), and some for other organic molecules (lipids, proteins, etc).
They get sunlight and water and grow!!
Trying to grow to reach a light source
Plants need sunlight to grow so a plant can't grow even a nano-meter, so the answer is a big NO. (sorry if I sound a little mean on the NO part)
Preferibaly the one with the 5-7 green leafs and buds hanging off of them.
they fertilize the soil
When in darkness, the plant grows tall, weak, and pale. The healthier plant will be in light, and the taller one in darkness
any herbivore like a cow, sheep horse as much of the nutriment required for plan growth is passed through the animal
They don't make plants grow taller
Humans have to be able to move around, plants don't. Plants have to compete to get sunlight, humans don't.
there are different plants in the country,so some plants doesn't grow taller even you put some fertilizer on it.. but it became healthy..:)
Depends upon what type of mineral is crystallizing. For some types of minerals (aragonite in particular), their growth is mediated by photosynthetic algae. Obviously, they wou…ld grow faster when exposed to light. Otherwise, the algae die and the crystals are left to grow inorganically, which may mean not at all.