You might ask what is more important for plant growth? Sunlight, water, or good soil?
Generally speaking, there are five basic needs for all living organisms: an energy source, a source of carbon, liquid water, mineral elements, and an appropriate temperature for growth.
Since plants are autotrophs
, they can provide their own energy source by using sunlight to combine carbon dioxide with water to form carbohydrates
. The mineral elements are usually obtained from the soil
. So, while all of the factors are important, it’s hard to say that any one factor is more important than the other.