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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: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 28, 2015 9:55 AM CST
I want to thank each person who gave a thumbs up for this article.
If it weren't for a bit of encouragement from @Trish. Thumbs up I might have just trashed the unfinished article.
Receiving the Thumbs up and Acorn Acorn makes it worth all the work it was to research and write the article.
:thankyou: Thank You! Thank You! Lovey dubby It's not nyctinastic...it's fantastic! Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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