Biology · Plants

What are different factors that affect the growth of plants?

The plant growth is influenced by a variety of external and internal factors. The former include light, temperature, water, nutrients etc. while the latter includes genetic and hormonal factors.


What are Antitranspirants? How do they Reduce Water Loss in Plants?

Antitranspirants are the materials or chemicals which are capable of reducing the water loss from plant leaves. Almost 99 per cent of the water absorbed by the plant is lost in transpiration. Since water loss normally occurs through the stomatal pores in the leaves, anti-transpirants are usually foliar sprays.