Do Different Colored Pots Affect Plant Growth?

Colored plant pots affect growth due to the attraction of sunlight. Darker-colored pots absorb more heat from the sun. The intense heat affects plant growth by causing fast evaporation of moisture and increased soil temperature levels that damage plant roots and foliage.

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S.F. Heron is an avid gardener with three years of experience in online writing and a working background in aviation and earth and ocean sciences. She is published on various sites, including Helium, eHow and Xomba. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.