Plant hormones and growth regulators are chemicals that affect flowering, aging, root growth, distortion and killing of organs, prevention or promotion of stem elongation, color enhancement of fruit, prevention of leafing and/or leaf fall, and many other conditions.
Paying attention to the interactions among plants is important for gardeners. Building a successful plant community – whether it's an ornamental garden, grass lawn or annual crop – requires knowing when to take steps to ensure an optimum growing environment.
Vegetative plant parts include roots, stems, shoot buds and leaves. Each of these structures comes in a wide variety of types, varying from species to species. Many vegetative plant parts are also used in propagation. This ...
Learn about the environmental factors that affect plant growth: light, temperature, water, humidity and nutrition. Either directly or indirectly, most plant problems are caused by environmental stress.
Knowing the life cycles of plants is one of the basics of botany. Plants fall under three classifications: annuals take a year to go from seed to seed; biennials do the same in up to two years; and perennials live on.
Understanding plant cells and meristems is important for successful vegetative propagation and manipulation of plant growth and flowering. This article provides an introduction to these characteristics of plant cells.