# Will a plant grow faster or slower when affected with less/more gravitational forces

Will a plant grow faster when you would apply more upward gravitational force?

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Will a plant grow slower when you would apply more downward gravitational force?

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Hi ElPietroMoro. Welcome to Physics.SE. Uhmm, Can you explain how you would apply gravity downward and upward? – Waffle's Crazy Peanut Feb 16 '13 at 16:55
e.g. a centrifuge of some sort i think? Haven't quite thought about that. I wondered about this since i read this article recently about plants still growing in a "normal" way in space. Therefore i wondered: Would plants, as we know them, grow differently in any way when exposed to different gravity levels? – ElPietroMoro Feb 16 '13 at 17:33
Plants uses gravity (in addition to light, food source, etc...) to determine in which direction they will grow, but that will not affect the speed of growth. – TMS Feb 16 '13 at 17:35