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Explanations of How Plants Respond to Light

By greene
May 27, 2015

I couldn't figure out why one of my plants looked parched/dry/thirsty even though I had watered the day before. Research tells me this plant is exhibiting a "nyctinastic" response to approaching night. The plant knew when it was day and when it was night, folded its leaves, and appeared to be napping. Wow, a nyctinastic response is fantastic. Do plants sleep? Yes, and they do a whole lot more. There are several types of nastic responses in the plant world.

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
May 30, 2015 12:25 PM CST
Mary, you are so amazing my sweet friend! What a great article. That was SO interesting! Thanks for the wonderful info!
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

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