Algae, Tree, Herbs, Bush, Shrub, Grasses, Vines, Fern, Moss, Spermatophyta, Bryophyta, Fern Ally, Flower, Photosynthesis, Eukaryote, Prokaryote, carbohydrate, vitamins, amino acids, botany, lipids, proteins, cell, cell wall, biotechnology, metabolities, enzymes, agriculture, horticulture, agronomy, bryology, plaleobotany, phytochemistry, enthnobotany, anatomy, ecology, plant breeding, ecology, genetics, chlorophyll, chloroplast, gymnosperms, sporophytes, spores, seed, pollination, pollen, agriculture, horticulture, taxanomy, fungi, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinfomatics, microbiology, fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators, medicinal plants, herbal medicines, chemistry, cytogenetics, bryology, ethnobotany, plant pathology, methodolgy, research institutes, scientific journals, companies, farmer, scientists, plant nutrition
Select Language:
 
 
 
 
Main Menu
Please click the main subject to get the list of sub-categories
 
Services offered
 
 
 
 
  Section: Introduction to Botany » Leaves
 
 
Please share with your friends:  
 
 

Leaves and Transplanting

 
     
 
Content
Leaves
  Simple versus Compound Leaves
  Transpiration
  Leaves and Transplanting
  Guttation
  Structure of a Leaf
  Leaves and Plant Classification and Identification

The nursery worker is concerned with water loss when transplantingand with good reason. When a plant is taken up from the soil, a significant portion of the root system is lost. The capacity of the plant to take up water is thus much reduced. To combat this, the nursery worker must reduce the amount of water lost by transpiration. For this reason, transplanting is generally done in autumn or early spring, when leaves are not on the plant. This amounts to a compromise, however, because root restoration is most readily accomplished when active photosynthesis is taking place, which, of course, occurs when leaves are intact. An alternative, then, is to transplant when leaves are present and to remove some but not all of the leaves. If the plant is small enough, cutting away half of each leaf is sometimes done.

 
     
 
 
     



     
 
Copyrights 2012 © Biocyclopedia.com | Disclaimer