What effects do hormones have on plants?

May 21, 2021 1 min read

What effects do hormones have on plants?

We’ve previously written about how plants have hormones, just like we do. These chemical messengers enable to plant to respond to their environment.

We listed some of the key hormones, including:

  • Cytokinins – implicated in plant growth
  • Gibberellins – particularly found when the stem is growing in length and signals the start of germination
  • Ethylene – ripens fruit

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However, to highlight just how important hormones are, we began to think about what a plant would be like if it didn’t have hormones. If they were completely lacking plant hormones, then plants would consist of a mass of undifferentiated cells. It would not be able to function as a plant, nor would we recognise it as one.

Hormones control so many roles within the growth and developmental processes:

  • Prompt plant growth and shape
  • Facilitate root, stem, leaf and flower development
  • Affect seed growth
  • Times of flowering
  • Time of and germination
  • Sex of flowers
  • When leaves shed in autumn
  • When fruit ripens and drops

By using Magic Molecule Co. biostimulants you are ensuring your plants have what they need to support its health and hormone regulation, meaning growth and development is optimised. All of the processes mentioned above, and the associated responses by the plant are a direct result of these chemical messengers working together, making our gardens so much more full of life and colour as a result!

Colourful garden

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