To start growing, the seeds of a plant needs three things: water, soil and sunlight. The seed germinates in the soil and begins to grow roots underground. Next it grows shoots, upwards towards the sun. Over time, it will develop leaves to capture sunlight. When plants are mature, most will produce flowers to reproduce through pollination. Once pollinated, the flower will die and in its place a fruit containing seeds will form, and the life cycle will be repeated.