What is long day and short day plant?
In respect to this, what is long day plant?
[ lông′dā′ ] A plant that flowers only after being exposed to light periods longer than a certain critical length, as in summer. Spinach, lettuce, and some varieties of wheat are long-day plants. Compare day-neutral plant short-day plant.
Secondly, what are examples of short day plants? Examples of short day plants are rice, tobacco, chrysanthemum, cotton. Examples of long day plants are lettuce, radish, wheat, spinach, potato.
Secondly, what happens to a short day plant when the day is long?
In general, short-day (i.e.long-night) plants flower as days grow shorter (and nights grow longer) after 21 June in the northern hemisphere, which is during summer or fall. The length of the dark period required to induce flowering differs among species and varieties of a species.
How does day length affect plant growth?
How Day Length Affects Crop Production. Most plants do not grow when day length is less than 10 hours. Even if the temperature is kept within the optimum range — for example, in a climate-controlled greenhouse — most plants will just sit dormant until the magic 10 hours of light per day arrives.