Plant Adaptation: Agave Americana’s roots and survival Observations Agave plants are a dull green color and have peak shaped leaves that grows from the stem like a pineapple. The leaves are bordered with thorns and the tip the leaf is usually dry, black and very sharp. During Agave Americana’s reproduction phase these plants have a tall stem with flowers and capsules. No evident roots are seen from this plant. Hypothesis If agave Americana is deprived of water often, then the plant will grow a larger root system in order to be able to capture moisture that’s further away and for a longer period of time. Methods Plant two different agave Americana plants in the same stage of life in clear pots keeping as many variables (sunlight, soil/dirt) under control. For five entire months, observe these plants as you water them differently. Water plant A every 5 days and water plant B every three weeks.
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- Fall '19
- Plant morphology, plant adaptation