Fast Plants Life cycle

Submitted by kdorfman on Thu, 07/20/2023 - 19:14

Life Cycle diagram

Interactive life cycle illustration

Day developmental event(s)
1&2 germination; seed swells with water until its coat cracks
3 hypocotyl pushes through soil, pulling cotyledons with it; seed coat falls off
4 hypototyl elongates above soil; roots grow down and anchor plant
5-8 True leaves develop; root hairs grow
9-13 Flower buds
14-17 Flowers open; pollination is possible
18-20 Fertilized eggs inside pistils grow to become embryos; pistil swells to become pod
12-40 Petals wilt and fall off; pods dry out. (Stop watering to encourage pod maturation.) When they are completely dry, seeds can be harvested