Adaptation of a Plant


Rubber plants have several adaptations for surviving in their rainforest environment. The picture above shows their leaves’ “drip tips”, an adaptation that lets water flow off the leaves easier. Their leaves are also large to absorb more sunlight (in the rainforest, taller plants block out most of the sunlight before it reaches the lower-level plants), and angled as to not block sunlight from each other. Other small rainforest plants grow on top of taller plants to absorb more sunlight.


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