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Humans VS Plants

Both plants and humans are living things, which means they are both made up of cells, they both have DNA, and they both require energy to grow. The earth is composed of, plants, soil, atmosphere, and animals. Plants and animals are the most essential elements in the biosphere, with all life on earth ultimately dependent on green plants.  

As humans, we have established a dependency survival technique; we depend on a plant, or an animal to survive. Everywhere you look you are surrounded by plants, greenery, and ecosystems. Plants adapt, change, and survive depending on their habitat on earth. They are built in a way that allows them to use the environment around them to thrive and survive. When we compare the difference between, plants and humans there are many distinctions.  

What are the differences between plants and humans? 


Plants will grow throughout their whole lifetime, from the start process, they are always growing. Whereas humans stop growing at a certain age. Correspondingly, in humans, growth stops at the age of eighteen.  


Plants are stationary organisms; they do not move. They grow, eat and sleep in the same place. Plants cannot move on their own, unlike humans, who can.  


Plants have an autotrophic form of nutrition. This means they can produce their food, from simple raw substances available in nature. Plants use sunlight in a process called ‘photosynthesis’ to produce the food which feeds animals. Moreover, plants generate oxygen, which both animals and humans require for respiration. In contrast, humans have a heterotrophic method, of nutrition which means they cannot produce their own food and are dependent on other plants or animals.  

Cell shape  

Humans have various cell shapes in different parts of the body. Whereas plants are composed of a homogenous group of rectangular cells. 

Vascular tissue  

Plants have vascular tissue, which is comprised of the xylem and phloem. Phloem is ab elongated tubular structure that has a similar function to transport nutrients from the sap to different parts of the plant. Xylem, on the other hand, is an elongated, rigid-walled, and tubular structure that transports nutrients from roots to branches and foliage. Xylem can be seen in tree trunks, plant barks and flower stems.  

Advanced senses in humans  

The human body is composed of different chemicals that form different emotions. Hence, humans also have advanced sensing, and the main master of the body is the brain. The brain separates the human from other creatures.   


It is safe to say that plants are the planet’s most important living organism. From its key assistance in environmental health to its way of sustainably living.  Plants do not take from the earth they add, protect, preserve and provide for the earth. Some also argue that we do share similarities with plants, however, we’ll leave that lesson for another time.  

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