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Why does the "Money Plant" ,scientific name "Scindapsus Aureus" or commonly known as the "Devil's Ivy" start having larger leaves as it starts spiralling higher and higher up a tree?(it is a creeper) OR Is there any factor which contributes to the incresing leaf size in the plant Scindapsus Aureus?


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I would guess that the larger leaf size in the canopy is related to larger leaves for optimizing light capture and photosynthesis.

http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0027-8424(19921015)89%3A20%3C9794%3ATPOCIP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-U

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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