Comparison of sun-leaf and shadow-leaf

Overview table - similarities and differences between the sun leaf and shadow leaf

Sun Journal /
solar plant
Shadow Sheet /
adapted to:warm, bright locationscool, low-light locations
BlŠ“ttersmall but numerous leavesbig leafs to catch as much sunlight as possible
cuticlethick, waxy cuticle to minimize water evaporationSun exposure to shade plants is usually low, and accordingly a thin cuticle
Number of chloroplastshigh number of chloroplastssignificantly less chloroplasts
Size of palisade and sponge fabricthick palisade and sponge tissue due to the high number of chloroplaststhin palisade and sponge fabric
rootdeep roots to get as much water from deeper layers as possibleflat roots