The best examples of aerial plants are the Banyan tree and the mop top Robinia. An aerial plant has roots above the ground. This allows them to compete for sunlight and nutrition more effectively.Know More
Most aerial plants are found in tropical and equatorial regions of the world. In evergreen rain forests, the foliage is so thick that some plants have evolved aerial roots to allow them to absorb more sunlight. The development of aerial roots is thus an evolutionary process.
Aerial roots are often thick and spread around the parent tree. The Banyan tree can have several aerial roots as it gets older.Learn More
Ruda plants can be purchased online or in many local nurseries. As of 2014, Maggie's Herb Farm in St. Augustine, Fla., sells rue plants. Sandy Mush Herb Nursery sells the blue mound and jackman blue variations of rue in Leicester, N.C.Full Answer >
Seeds must be dispersed by plants so that offspring are not forced to compete with parent plants for resources. For gardeners and homeowners, it is important to disperse some seeds, such as grass seeds, uniformly to ensure that the resulting lawn looks even and contains no bare patches. A number of forces disperse seeds, including wind, water, animals and seed-spreading tools.Full Answer >
Pea plants should be watered sparingly, but the soil should remain consistently moist without being saturated. The plant should be watered when the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch.Full Answer >
A raphide crystal occurs in plant cells, and its main function is to repel animals away from plants. The crystals are shaped like needles, and are formed from calcium oxalate.Full Answer >