What is hydrotropism

Life Processes (C10)

What is hydrotropism ? Design an experiment to demonstrate this phenomenon.


The movement or response of part of plant (root) towards water.


  1. Soak the seeds in water overnight

  2. Place moist cotton in a perforated petridish

  3. Put the soaked seeds in the petridish & place it on a beaker

  4. Roots pass through pores and grow downwards

  5. After sometime roots will bend towards base of petridish having moisture