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What Do Plants Need To Live? By: Audra Gallo, Karen Kaner, Lynn Nunziato, Kathy Pappas What Is A Plant? A plant is a living thing. Just like humans, plants need water, food, sunlight and care to grow healthy and strong. Water Plants use water to grow. Like you and me, plants get thirsty. They use the water around them to drink. Plants can get water from many places. Can you think of some places that plants get water? Plants Get Water From… When Do Plants Need Water? Most plants need to be watered daily. Some plants can go for a long time without water. A cactus is a plant that lives without water in the desert. Sunlight Plants need the sunlight to keep them warm. When a plant is warmed by the sun it can get food and water easier. When some plants are warmed, their tops open up. Do you know what a plant looks like when the tops are opened up? A Flower! Dirt For Food Plants use dirt to eat! It might sound strange to us, but dirt has a lot of vitamins and minerals that plants need to grow. How Do Plants Eat? Plants do not have mouths with teeth! Plants have roots buried under the ground. The roots take in water and food for the plants. These are carried through the flower by the long stems. Love and Care Plants are living things. All living things need love and care. If you own a plant, it is important to take care of it. Water it daily and give it plenty of sunlight. What About Plants In Nature? The plants in nature rely on the seasons to help them grow. Plants get lots of sunlight in Spring and Summer, which is why we see so many at those times of the year!
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