HOW DO THEY DO IT?

Kids Go Gardening - - Spring -

Plants don’t have eyes (of course) but they do have mag­i­cal potions called ‘hor­mones’ which help them do amaz­ing things such as bend­ing to­wards the light. Phototropism hap­pens when plants make a hor­mone called ‘auxin’. Auxin makes the cells on the shadi­est side of the stem grow faster than the ones on the sunny side. So it bends to­wards the light!

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