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How do different liquids effect a plant and its growth?
Question Date: 2018-02-07
Answer 1:

It will depend on the kind of liquid, specifically its properties, contents, temperature, and other factors. For example, all plants need at least some water to survive, but different plants need different substances dissolved in water to grow better , and that's why we see so many different types of plant food on the market. If the liquid is not water, it could be bad for the plant.

For example, if the liquid is oily and can somehow dissolve the cell structures of a plant, then the liquid would be extremely harmful to the plant by interfering with the plant's living processes such as the intake of water or defense against plant pathogens.

Different plants also require different temperatures to grow, so if the liquid is at temperatures to which the plant is not adapted (either hotter or colder), then the liquid can be detrimental to the plant. Furthermore, there can be too much liquid (like water) provided to a plant, in which case the plant essentially "drowns" and dies from over-watering, because the roots of plants need different gases that water can "block".

Answer 2:

When my former husband, Paul, was a boy, he accidentally 'watered' some potted plants with something like kerosine or gasoline. What do you think happened to the plants? The plants were probably orchids, too, because Paul loved orchids, and I think that's what kind of plant he told me they were.

I just learned that plant roots will grow away from salty water. Do you think plants grow better or worse in salty water?

I did a google search on your question: "How do different liquids effect a plant and its growth?" Google thought maybe I wanted the answer, instead, to: How do different liquids affect a plant and its growth?

These are the first 2 hits. The first one is very slow to load. The 2nd one is awfully long and wordy, but I liked this part:

o Pots (3)
o Plants (3 pansies)
o Centimeter measuring tape or ruler
o Labels A,B, & C
o Diet Sierra Mist
o Water
o Minute Maid Orange Juice

liquids and plants


Answer 3:

Plants use water as a solvent just like any other life-forms do. This solvent must be water. Different liquids like ammonia have different properties and are poisonous for this reason. Thus any liquid other than water will kill a plant.

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