Many transplanted seedlings do not grow because
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013 Prelims]
(a) the new soil does not contain favourable minerals
(b) most of the root hairs grip the new soil too hard
(c) most of the root hairs are lost during transplantation
(d) leaves get damaged during transplantation
Transplantation involves relocating a plant from its original location to a new one. During this process, the plant can lose its root hairs due to the dry soil in the new location, which can cause the plant to lose moisture. Hence option 3 is correct.