The effects of light on plants are very powerful indeed. They have been proven to affect plant growth and development. There is a direct relationship between the amount of sunlight and the effects of light on photosynthesis. A lot of plants are sensitive to light. In the wild, they have to use the sun’s rays for photosynthesis. In a controlled environment, where artificial lights and lamps are not used, plants are exposed to different types of light. But there are certain plants that are more susceptible to certain light imbalances. One of the most common effects of light on these plants is called Photosensitivity.
Photosensitivity in plants is the result of the photosensitive reaction to light. This means that the growth rate or the rate at which the plant grows is affected by the light. The reaction to light may be in one or both of its forms. There is no way to predict the outcome of a particular light/light imbalance; it only depends on the individual condition of the plant.
2. Types of Lights that can Affect the Plants
There are two types of light that have the potential to affect plants in ways not directly related to their growth.
2.1 Electromagnetic Light
The first is electromagnetic light. This is generally understood to be visible light and its effects on plants. Electromagnetic light affects them by ‘zapping’ electrons from nearby atoms, which then create an electric field that is picked up by neighboring cells.
2.2 Ultraviolet (UV) Light
The second type of light that has a direct effect on plants is ultraviolet light. This is light that is emitted by plants in the presence of ultra-violet rays. Ultraviolet light damages DNA in cells. It is this potential damage that has been used to develop photo-aging drugs, such as Retin-A, and anti-aging creams, such as Retin-E.
3. Effects of Light on Photosynthesis
The process is also affected by the quality of light. Low intensity light (shop lights, for example) can inhibit photosynthesis. In the same way that strong light can kill or damage plant life, low light does the same to the system. This is because the plant has no other source of energy to trigger the photosynthetic reaction. A lack of light also affects the quality of the end product – the plant will produce less food as a result.
4. Photosynthesis Effect
The Photosynthesis Effect is not the only way that light can influence plant growth. Diurnal or nocturnal light is also an effect of light. This occurs when light is used efficiently during the hours when plants are inactive. It is during the hours when the plants are not growing, that many of the most powerful light effects occur, such as the Photosynthesis Effect.
One of the common effects of light on plants is called Transpiration. This refers to the process by which water from the soil drains to the base. Plants do not actually need water for their survival, but if a light imbalance occurs, photosynthesis is affected and the roots will not be able to absorb the necessary water. Transpiration also determines how much the plant grows in terms of mass. If you have plants with too much water, they will tend to be small and sparse.
Other effects of light on plants can include blooming. Light plays a very important role in the development of plants. Some of the most common blooms seen on flowers include freesia, tulips and roses. All these blooms depend on the nature of the plant, as well as on the amount of light available.
7. Primary and Secondary Light Patterns
Primary light patterns generally allow the plants to absorb more light and therefore grow larger. The second type of light pattern causes plants to appear smaller due to the lack of light. The best way to determine which of these light patterns is occurring in your garden is to look at the foliage. If you notice that different parts of the foliage are getting more or less light than others, this could mean that there are some areas that are not getting the right amount of light. This will affect the growth of the plant.
It is possible for you to control the effect of light on plants by choosing the right light bulbs. Some of the bulbs that you need to avoid will be covered in lights. A number of these lights are fluorescent, which is not what we’re interested in. You also need to be careful about the amount of sunlight that you expose your plants to. Too much sun can cause the plant to become burned. In order to keep your plants healthy and happy, you have to learn about the effects of light on plants.