Transport of materials in Xylem :
(i) Xylem tissues helps in the transport of water and minerals.
(ii) Water is transported upwards from roots to aerial parts of plants.
(iii) Transport in xylem requires physical forces such as transpiration pull.
Transport of materials in Phloem :
(i) Phloem tissues helps in the transport of food
(ii) Food is transported in both upward and downward directions
(iii) Transport of food in phloem requires energy in the form of ATP