TL;DR : Over hundreds of millions of years the cholorophyll molecule that you find in plants has been shaped by time and evolution in order to harvest the “best” possible light. It absorbs light in the blue end of the […]
What makes plants green?
TL;DR : Plants reflect green light and absorb blue and red light from sunlight to make energy, but they can also be of different colors. This question is the kind of matter you wondered about as a child. Growing up […]
Why do plants need water?
TL;DR : Plants are almost entirely made of water, they also need it for photosynthesis, to carry nutrients, to exchange for carbon dioxide, for turgidity… Please don’t forget to water them ! The fact that plants need water seems so […]
Why do my plants have yellow leaves?
TL;DR : A variety of reasons, too much water, not enough water, diseases, insects, bacteria, nutrient deficiencies, cold drafts, ageing, renewal of leaves, lack of sunlight… Most of these can easily be solved but it might take a little time […]