• Question: How fast does the info travel, and how much can a plant send at a time?

    Asked by Minecire to Zoe on 17 May 2015.
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      Zoe GetmanPickering answered on 17 May 2015:

      That is a fantastic question, and one that top researchers are still trying to figure out. We think it takes a couple hours for the signals to move between plants if it is through fungi but we are not sure. Plants can also send chemical signals to each other throuhh the air. This happens much faster, only a few minutes. We still have no idea how much they can send at one time.