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Plant Growth

Anonymous added on July 2, 2012 | Answered

How are plants affected when the sufficient factors they need for photosynthesis are lacking?

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Answered on July 2, 2012

Plants get energy from light through a process called photosynthesis. This is how light affects the growth of a plant. Without light, a plant would not be able to produce the energy it needs to grow. Plants affected by insufficient light will have the following signs:

Stems will be leggy or stretched out
Leaves turn yellow
Leaves are too small
Brown tips or edges on leaves
Lower leaves dry up
Variegated leaves lose their variegation

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