Can plants grow in the dark?
No, because they need sunlight to grow or they will probably die.
Actually plants do grow in the dark! However, they still need sunlight to capture energy in order to grow. Plants that grow in the dark are known as CAM plants. CAM plants are often found in the dessert and include cacti, cycads, lycopods, an pineapples. They capture sunlight during they day and produce carbohydrates at night. Carbohydrates are the building blocks the plants use for structural material and stored energy.
Plants in the dark receive no light and the plants need the light. They grow because the production of growth hormones is stimulated by the dark/suppressed by sunlight. This is why plants in the dark grow much more than plants in the light. (They will turn yellow because they are not receiving enough sunlight to produce chlorophyll to make the plant green. They will become unhealthy and eventually die.) It is also why plants in…