How Do Indoor Plants Survive?

How Do Indoor Plants Survive?

How Do Indoor Plants Survive?

Our last post shed some light on why salt water boils faster, you can read more on it here. In this post, we’ll examine how indoor plants survive. Let’s get into it.

One of the characteristics that distinguish a living thing (plants and animals) from a non-living thing is growth. All living things have life, which means they must go through Feeding, Growth, and Adaptation, among other things, for their existence to be realized.

We go for healthy walks in green spaces and are often taken aback by the outstanding beauty that nature displays before us. “The uLesson Orchard” is a typical example.
Our orchard is made up of fruit trees such as Apple, Orange, Pawpaw, and Strawberry, as well as nut trees such as almonds and cashews. However, unlike traditional orchards, we do not grow ours for commercial purposes. Because we value nature, we only eat organically grown fruits and nuts.

These plants thrive not only due to the abundance of nutrients in the soil,- but also due to photosynthesis. Yes, plants manufacture their food in the presence of Sunlight, water, and air. This process helps keep them alive. Their habitats would be outdoors.

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Do plants grow indoors?

Aside from outdoor plants, some plants thrive whether they are indoors or outdoors. Here’s how plants survive indoors.
Yes, you read that correctly: “indoors.” And you might have seen them on a friend’s table, on the altar at church, or on the arctic in a home.  I even hear some people have amazing plants in their kitchens as well, who wouldn’t?
Of course, everyone will jump at any opportunity to bring nature into their homes. I would want to see The beautiful uLesson orchard in my home, although not a fully grown tree. This may be possible someday.

How plants survive indoors.

Do you want to know why these plants can survive indoors? This is why:
In actuality, plants do not require direct sunlight, but rather light in general, because they use the energy in the light. Photosynthesis occurs at “PAR,” (Photosynthetic Active Radiation), which ranges from 400 to 700 nm of total sunlight radiation. In a nutshell, plants use only a portion of solar radiation for photosynthesis, not the entire spectrum.

The following are the requirements for photosynthesis:

CO2 (Carbon IV oxide) (via stomata in leaves)
Water (via roots)
The energy of light (usually from the Sun, but any will do)
Chlorophyll (present in the mesophyll cells in the leaf)

Light from the sun and light from a bulb have different intensities, but the light from a bulb is still a useful source due to the energy transmitted through the light wave.

There are two possibilities for an indoor plant:

First, an indoor plant in the dark means that there is no room light, such as a tube light, and the plant will eventually die.

Second, when an indoor plant is kept under tube lighting, good photosynthesis is observed. This is explained as follows:
–  When we compare the action and absorption spectrums, we discover that maximum action means the photosynthetic activity occurs in the blue and red light of PAR.

– In the absorption spectrum, maximum absorption occurs in blue and red light.

This leads us to our conclusion… No matter where our plant is, indoor or outdoor, if blue light is available to the plants, which is generally available to indoor plants, photosynthesis will occur.

Learn more of this and other exciting science concepts on the uLesson app.

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