Does the color of a plant effect the growth rate?



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    The color does not actually affect the rate at which plants grow, however color can be a good indicator for defeciencies that will hinder a plants growth. Healthy plants will be their natural color, this can range to just about anything. Many plants are green, this is a result of the chlorophyll they produce which is used for photosynthesis. Defeciences and color vary in different plants, but a few examples are:

    -purple or reddish tint of older leaves in Brussel sprout and swede plant leaves is phosphorus defeciency.

    -marbling and tinting of leaves in cauliflower and broccoli leaves is calcium deficiency. 

    -yellowing of tomato plant leaves is magnesium deficiency. 

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