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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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All plants have a "Mature" height. This is the maximum height a plant will reach under ideal growing conditions. A plant will grow tall if it is looking for light, unfor…tunately this is not desirable as the plant will eventually outgrow itself and become too weak to support itself. To make a plant grow to its maximum height, a good growing medium is essential. Different plants need different mixtures, for ex. a succulent, like a cactus, or aloe vera, need loomy soil which has a lot of sand in it. For most ornamental type plants, a good " Container Mix" is recommended. This consists of peat moss, compost, top soil, and is rich in nutrients. For outdoor plants I will dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, or the plants pot size and backfill (filling the hole until it is the size of the plant's pot) with a good container mix (you can make your own with the above-mentioned components). I will then mix the right amount (according to manufacturer's directions) Osmocote into this soil. Osmocote is a good time-release, pelletized fertilizer. Daily watering is also essential, provided it isn't raining too much where you are. If you want tall plants, then you need to buy tall plants. When buying shrubs and outdoor ornamentals, this info is on the plant's tag. DO NOT PLANT YOUR PLANTS CLOSER THAN IS RECOMMENDED ON THE TAG People often to this to "Fill in" an area. A lot of so-called professionals will do this also. After a couple of years, you will have a big mess on your hands. Be patient and plant according to the supplier's tag. Even if you plant is only 10" wide, and 12" high, it will reach its "mature" size which could be 10 feet wide x 12 feet tall in 4 -10 years depending on the plant. I would recommend you purchase a good gardener's book. Buy one that is sturdy as you will take it outside with you as I have with mine. Reader's Digest makes a good one.
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.
Yes, they'll grow longer in order to get more sunlight.
They get sunlight and water and grow!!
No It is chemical. Because the seeds react with the chemicals in the soil and the water. See the related link below.
Trying to grow to reach a light source
yea but they need the carbon more ,thats why plants need water to grow H2O. hydrogen and oxigen
That would depend on three things: # The amount of the Sun's radiation the plant is exposed to given your latitude, weather conditions and time of year - as well …as the temperature. # The type of plant you use to test - different plants respond differently to different light frequencies. # The type of lamp you use to test - lamps use different compounds to produce light and so produce different spectrums of light. So some plants will benefit more from a particular light than others. All this considered the answer is both yes and no dependant on these points. For instance: A plant exposed to a low power lamp with the wrong light spectrum would be shoter than if it were grown outdoors at the equator. A plant exposed to a high power lamp with the right light spectrum would be taller than a plant grown outdoors in Scotland during the winter.
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.
Sand provides horrible nutrients, and bad anchoring for plants roots, therefore limiting the plants height. water is the answer
When in darkness, the plant grows tall, weak, and pale. The healthier plant will be in light, and the taller one in darkness
They don't help your plants grow taller, no. But things that do are: water and sun.
In total darkness, no plant (aside from fungi) will grow at all. But with the tiniest amount of light, the plant will grow toward that light source. If the light source is dim…, the plant may grow to extraordinary heights trying to reach the light. As an example, some utility companies reserve land to grow spruce trees for future utility poles. The trees are planted far too close together for good growth. They compete intensely with each other, trying to get sun. Result: They all grow extraordinarily tall - and straight. Perfect utility poles.
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.