When you hear the term “plant crown,” you may think of a king’s crown or tiara, a metal ring with bejeweled spikes sticking above it all around the circle. This isn’t so far off from what a plant crown is, minus the metal and jewels. A plant crown is a part of the plant, though, not an adornment or accessory. Continue reading to learn more about what part of the plant is the crown and its overall function on the plant.
- The crown of shrubs, perennials and annuals is the area where the stems join the root. Roots grow down from the plant crown and stems grow up.
- The crown is an important part of the plant because it is where the plant transfers energy and nutrients between the roots and stems.
- Planting crowns too deep can cause crown rot. Crown rot will ultimately kill the plant because its roots and stems will not be able to get energy and nutrients that they need.
“The crown is an important part of the plant because it is where the plant transfers energy and nutrients between the roots and stems.”