Can plants drown in too much water?



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    In a manner of speaking, yes.  Plants have tiny “root hairs” in the root system, a series of specialized plant cells which are responsible for the metabolism of tn the plant.  These root hairs rely on tiny air pockets to recieve oxygen, a necessary element for the process of metabolism.  In the case of overwatering, these root hairs are unable to get oxygen and metabolize nutrients, which leads to problem in the plant.  While the plants may be being given the necessary nutrients to promote growth, these nutrients are inaccessible to the plant if they do not have the necessary oxygen.  This is why plants which are overwatered are difficult to distinguish from plants which may be underfed, because the symptoms manifest themselves in much the same ways.

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