How Plants Move Water to Leaves?

Answer Plants are 85 percent water, yet only the roots have ready access to the water in the soil. There are various biological mechanisms in plants that allow for vertical movement of water. These mechan... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How Plants Move Water to Leaves

Do plants lose water through their leaves?

Plants have small cell openings called stomates on the surface of their leaves that release water into the atmosphere. As the water evaporates out of the leaf, it draws more water up from the roots... Read More »

How do plants transport water from their roots to their leaves?

The plants have internal tubes called xylem that facilitate this process. Inside the xylem, there is water. This water stretches directly from the roots to the leaves. When the water molecules are ... Read More »

Will excessive amount of water cause tomato plants to have wilted looking leaves?

Tomato plants produce wilted-looking leaves because of the lack of water, not an excess. When the soil dries out, the leaves begin to wilt. Watering the tomato plants should revive the leaves. Exce... Read More »

What is used in plants to help water to move through plant tissues?

As water evaporates out of the plant through transpiration, the loss of water in the leaves causes an upward pull on the water in the xylem. This pressure, combined with water's natural cohesion, d... Read More »