Category Archives: Basic Plant Functions

The correct atmospheric humidity level is crucial for optimum plant development. This post explains in simple terms what we mean by humidity, why its important, and what you can do to make sure you give your plants the best environmentals. What is humidity? Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air.¬†Absolute humidity is […]

Transpiration   In animals blood carries essential nutrients and water around the body to the individual cells: it can do this because it is pushed by the heart. Without a pump, plants use a different process called transpiration. As water evaporates from the surface of the leaf, more water is pulled up through the xylem […]