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Botany or Plant Biology
Why do plants lean toward light?
Will plants grow toward sunlight or artificial light?
Asked in Science
Plants lean toward the light because of plant hormones called what?
When plants bend toward the light what is it called?
Asked in Houseplants, Botany or Plant Biology
What causes a plant to lean or grow toward a window?
Asked in Science, Houseplants
How do plants in a dark place grow?
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 a sunny window "lean" toward the light. The side of the plant that is in the shade is producing more growth hormones.
Asked in Science, Biology, Botany or Plant Biology
Why do plants bend toward the light What is the scientific term associated with this?
Asked in Home & Garden
Why is it important that plants grow toward the light?
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology, Gravity
What do you call the growth of plants towards the light in response to gravity?
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology
Why do plants lean towards the light?
Plants lean towards the light to maximize their green surface area exposed to sunlight and hence to maximize their photosynthetic capacity, i.e. their ability to create their own food. When plants are grown near one another, leaning towards the light is a form of competition among plants; whichever plant gets more sunlight is much more likely to survive.