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Nutrient Types

Plants require two types of nutrients for healthy growth- macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. Plants use macro-nutrients in large amounts while micro-nutrients are required in trace amounts. Following is a list of Macro and Micro- Nutrients and their functional importance in plant growth:


Below are list of effects Marco-Nutrients have on plant growth.

Carbon - Formation of organic compounds

Oxygen - Release of energy from sugar

Hydrogen - Water formation

Nitrogen - Chlorophyll, amino acids, proteins synthesis

Phosphorus - Vital for photosynthesis and growth

Potassium - Enzyme activity, Sugar and starch formation

Calcium - Cell growth and division, component of cell wall

Magnesium - Component of chlorophyll, enzyme activation

Sulfur - Formation of amino acids and proteins


Below are list of effects Micro-Nutrients have on plant growth.

Boron - Vital for reproduction

Chlorine - Helps root growth

Copper - Enzyme activation

Iron - Used in Photosynthesis

Manganese - Component of chlorophyll, Enzyme activation

Sodium - Vital for water movement

Zinc - Component of enzymes and auxins

Molybdenum - Nitrogen Fixation

Nickel - Nitrogen Liberation

Cobalt - Nitrogen Fixation

Silicon - Cell wall toughness

Got Questions

When it comes to nutrients and proper formulations, everyone has questions. The good news for you is that we have the answers. The key hydroponics can be directly associated with nutrients and lighting. With out the proper amount of either your plants will be in trouble. For that matter too much of either is also not a good idea. If you can't find the answers you are looking for on our website, call us or come to our store and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members.


Miscellaneous Information You Might Need to Know

Nutrients Home

Managing Your Nutrients

Nutrients "NPK" Formulations

Two Types of Nutrients

Enhancers, Boosters, Fortifiers

Other Considerations

Feed Schedules

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Keep it Simple

Following a good nutrient regime and keeping it simple will go a long way to ensure adequate uptake of all the essential nutrients. It is advisable not to use too many formulations as it may be very difficult to trace the exact cause of the problem if there are many additives and supplements in the nutrient mix.

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