Does sunlight affect leaf growth?

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Sunlight does affect leaf growth, as it is the source of energy that fuels all processes in a plant. Light energy enters a leaf and is converted to usable energy in the chloroplasts through photosynthesis. Photosynthesis requires that chloroplasts in the plant’s leaf are supplied with H2O and  CO2, in addition to light.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Oct 19, 2022
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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