Plants need many elements in order to develop normally. Carbon, oxygen and hydrogen they get from the air and from the water. The rest of the essential elements, like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium they get from their growing medium – usually soil – as inorganic water-soluble salts. These are called nutrients. Nutrients are for plants what vitamins are for us.
Not enough nutrients – not a healthy plant
If a plant doesn’t get enough nutrients, it can lead to various symptoms: slow growth, abnormal colour of the leaves or increased risk of catching plant diseases. The most essential element for plants vital functions is nitrogen. Potassium is required for maintaining the fluid balance. Magnesium is an important material for chlorophylls, whereas phosphorus is required by plant cells. Calcium is needed for intracellular messaging and as cell building material.
The content of Plantui Nutrient mix
In hydroponics, such as Plantui Smart Gardens, all the important nutrients are added into water: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, and also very small amounts of micronutrients: molybdenum, copper, zinc, manganese and boron.
These are the ingredients of the mysterious Plantui nutrient mix!