|MadSci Network: Botany|
I was wondering if any other part of the plant besides the leaves can utilize carbon dioxide...specifically can CO2 dissolved in water be utilized by the root system? A friend of mine brought in an ad claiming that the addition of CO2 tablets to the water source for plants would increase the rate of growth by a substantial margin by providing more CO2 to the plant through the roots. I am under the impression that only O2 is utilized by the roots and CO2 by the leaves. As a matter of fact, I've heard some say that excessive CO2 around the roots will cause an anaerobic condition that can lead to root/plant death. Thanks in advance...I've been searching for an answer everywhere so I hope you can help me discover if these CO2 tablets really get results or are they a con. NB
Re: Can the roots of plants utilize CO2?
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