Originally Posted by sherry
wizzard wouldn't RED plants mean that RED light is reflected and NOT absorbed?
if that is so, wouldn't LESS red in the light mean More red being used by the plant. ?
LESS red means there is LESS to reflect, therefor less to see.
decreasing the amount of red would theoretically decrease the chance of you ever seeing red.
increasing the red and decreasing the green would again theoretically make the red more "vibrant" since it would be the dominant reflective pigment in the plant leaf with respect to the light source.
but for absorption, clearly the red plants require stronger blues, oranges and yellows
there is some great reads on the net about photosynthesis and the photosynthetic curve.
Chlorophyll naturally reflects greens, however just at the side bands of green there is more absorption. (peaks in blue and reds)
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