Plant Minerals

The main plant minerals essential for growth

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  • Created on: 09-06-12 14:47

Nitrates

Contains Nitrogen for:

  • Making amino acids and proteins
  • Cell growth

A nitrogen deficiency can lead to:

  • Stunted growth
  • Yellow older leaves
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Phosphates

Contains phosphorus for:

  • Making DNA and cell membranes
  • Respiration and growth

A phosphorus deficiency can lead to:

  • Poor root growth
  • Purple older leaves
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Potassuim

Potassium is needed for:

  • enzymes needed for photosynthesis and respiration

A potassium deffieciency can lead to:

  • poor flower and fruit growth
  • discoloured leaves
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