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Plant Life Cycle

When gathering data on indoor and outdoor plants, knowing their life cycle is required. A plant life cycle diagram can help you in learning when your plant may flower, when you can breed your plant, and

when certain types of plants should be nourished or dehydrated. By gathering data on the life cycle of your plant, you can ensure its longevity. In the case of exotic or pricey plants, this can work to protect your investment.

A good plant life cycle diagram will include several aspects. First, it will include all phases of a plant's life, from the production of the seed to death. If the plant life cycle diagram is lacking any stage of the growth of the plant you are researching, your chances of properly tending for or breeding your plant will be greatly lowered.

The most simplistic phases of a plant's life cycle are the seeds stage, germination stage, the seedling stage, the vegetative stage, the flowering stage and the pollination stagee and death. Depending on the type of plant that you are gathering data on, this cycle may differ.

Due to the nature of a plant life cycle diagram, it is unusual that the diagram itself will be linear. Expect a web chart that shows how seeds are created within the middle of the life span of a plant. As seeds occur during the flowering or pollination stage of the plant's life cycle, you should be able to see when the plant seeds. This is particularly required for those intending to breed plants such as mints. Cycles will be different depending on the reproductive cycle of the plant. As many plants can produce offspring through duplication or seeding, not every plant life cycle diagram will be equal. As a rule, the more rare or exotic a plant is, the more detailed its diagram will be to show the full cycle of the plant.

If you are planning to breed your plants, you will want to keep the relevant information handy. Your main focus in the plant life cycle diagram will be on the pollination, blooming and seeding of your kind of plant. All aspects of this, ranging from required watering changes, temperature changes and condition changes to promote reproduction is the most required.

For those who are just tending plants, you should know of the reproductive cycle of your plant, as their care tends to change during this phase of their life. If you are properly tending to your plant, the reproductive cycle of your plant will be extended. This usually results in longer and more frequent blooming periods.