Interaction among plants

4.2  Interaction among plants

Plants also interact to obtain their basic needs to keep alive. Usually small trees will ride on top of larger and taller trees to get water and sunlight.

  • Symbiosis among plants is the interactions between different plants in a habitat

Factors of competition among plants are:

  • Water
  • Sunlight
  • Space
  • Nutrients
Types of Interaction Among Plants


  • Bird's nest fern
  • Dove orchid
  • Bird's nest fern and dove orchid live on other plants to get sunlight to carry out photosynthesis


  • Rafflesia
  • Mistletoe plant
  • Plant will latch on to a host plant to get nutrients and water. The host plant will lose food nutrition and it will cause the host plant to die