The different stages of plant growth include:
- Seed Germination: The seed requires water, oxygen and optimum temperature for its germination. A temperature of 24-32℃ is optimum for germination. Water hydrates the enzymes and food supplies and the seed becomes activated.
- Vegetative and Growth: The roots emerge from the seed and the vegetative stage begins. The most valuable growth occurs during the vegetative phase and it continues unless obstructed by environmental change.
- Reproductive Stage: This is the final stage where the plant produces flowers, fruits and seeds. At this stage, the plant requires more nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium.