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Roots and Nutrient

The growth of a plant is closely related to the available nutrients in the soil. The normal growth of a plant requires about 16 essential inorganic nutrients. Among these nutrients, only carbon, hydrogen and oxygen are taken from the air and water, the rests are absorbed as ions by the plant's roots.

Plants grown in water with proper nutrients

Plants grown in purified water


16 essential nutrients for plant growth can be divided into two groups based on their usual concentrations in plants:
Macronutrients carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and sulfur
Micronutrients
(trace elements)
iron, chlorine, copper, manganese, zinc, molybdenum and boron


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