The Q&A Archives: Nutrients

Question: What nutrients do plants need in liquid to help them survive?

Answer: Plants need many, many different nutrients to grow. The main ones are called macronutrients and they are nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sulfur. The the three big ones are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium - the ones you see on a bag of fertilizer, as in 5-10-10. There are also several micronutrient necessary for plant growth such as iron, zinc, boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, chlorine, and cobalt.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Char and is called "'Diamond Head' Sunrise"