Leaves of a healthy potted plant were coated with vaseline. Will this plant remain healthy for long? Give reason for your answer.

The leaves of a healthy plant coated with vaseline will not remain healthy because the vaseline coating will block the stomata. This is because in-
i>The plant will not get oxygen for respiration.
ii>The plant would not get carbon dioxide to carry out photosynthesis.
iii>The upward movement of water and minerals would be hampered due to lack of transpiration.


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Updated on: 27-Mar-2023


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