Functions of chlorine in plants
Proving the role of chlorine in plants is somewhat controversial and no general assessment can be made. It has been found that tobacco increases water content in tissues, affects carbohydrate metabolism and causes starch accumulation in leaves. Chlorine is taken by plants as chloride, the ionic form of chlorine, and is in completely soluble form. It disappears by washing with irrigation. Chlorine is involved in the osmosis phenomenon known as the movement of water and water-soluble substances in cells. It is involved in providing the ion balance necessary for plants to absorb mineral substances and in photosynthesis.
Chlorine deficiency in plants
Symptoms include symptoms such as pallor, hairy roots, chlorosis, and tanning. Some plants may increase the odor.