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Can a plant stay alive without light?
Question Date: 2015-02-17
Answer 1:

Yes a plant can stay alive without light depending on what time of year it is for the plant or what type of plant it is.

There are some plants that never need light called parasitic plants that get their nutrients out of eating other plants. But even plants that normally need light will often not need light during the winter. Many trees will use the light to make a lot of food before the winter and then lose their leaves. The trees need their leaves for photosynthesis so during the winter they just feed off of stored food and survive without light.

Answer 2:

No, a plant cannot stay alive without light. Light is a plant's main source of energy. It's basically food.

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