Why Plants Develop Variegation

Why Plants Develop Variegation

Variegation in plants is highly sought after in the horticultural and houseplant community. These plants, with unusual colors in splotches across the leaves, are considered unique and often find their way into the houseplant community. But what causes variegation, and why do plants develop it in the first place?

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How Plants Reach for the Sun: Phototropism

How Plants Reach for the Sun: Phototropism

One of the earliest questions in botany was how plants knew where the sun was, and how they grew towards the light. With more attention on the plant world, it was found that all plants - not just sunflowers - reached for the sun.

This phenomenon is called phototropism, and in this HerbSpeak article, you will learn why plants experience phototropism, how it works, the effects of different types of light, and much more.

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