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  • Chantel

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    June 21, 2024 at 3:03 pm
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    No, plants cannot grow without water. Water is an essential component for plant growth and development. Here are some key reasons why plants need water:

    1. Photosynthesis: Water is a key raw material required for photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy in the form of glucose. Without adequate water, photosynthesis cannot occur.

    2. Transport of nutrients: Water acts as a solvent, allowing the plant to take up and transport essential nutrients and minerals from the roots to the rest of the plant.

    3. Structural support: Water provides turgor pressure that gives rigidity and structure to plant cells and tissues, allowing the plant to stand upright.

    4. Transpiration: Plants lose water through their leaves in a process called transpiration, which helps cool the plant and draw up water and nutrients from the roots.

    While some plants are more drought-tolerant than others, all plants require a certain minimum amount of water to survive and thrive. Without water, plants will wilt, become stunted, and eventually die.

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