Important and Essential Nutrients For Plants

12 Important and Essential Nutrient

Any type of terrestrial plant or crop needs 12 different types of nutrients to meet its nutritional needs. These include phosphorus, nitrogen, potash, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc, boron, iron, copper, magnesium and chlorides. When these nutrients are deficient in the soil, we use a variety of chemical fertilizers or organic fertilizers to make up for the deficiency. In fact, we have named these nutrients as various fertilizers such as DAP, urea, nitro phosphate, etc. Let us know why these nutrients are essential for plants

1- Phosphorus


It is the most important nutrient for plants. It used for root formation, fruit formation, cell wall formation and boosting immunity as well as pest control.

2- Nitrogen


It is also an important nutrient that is important for plant growth, vegetative growth, new branches and new leaves.



3- Potash

Potash is essential for the flowering of plants. The size of the fruit, its growth and its taste depend on the potash.

4- Calcium

The plant needs cells to form roots, stems, leaves, fruits and flowers. Many cells combine to form a body. Calcium regulates cell formation. It would not be out of place to say that a plant cannot function without

5- Magnesium

Accelerates the process of making food for the plant, that is, it controls the process of delivering food to every part of the plant.

6- Sulfur

Sulfur not only controls the paste but also accelerates the food process in the plant. It also helps in lowering the pH level of the soil .

7- Zinc

Zinc protects plants from the effects of the weather,strengthens roots, controls pests, and boosts immunity.

8- Boron

Boron is used to fertilize plants, control pests, produce fruits, produce seeds and control fungus .

9- Copper

Copper helps protect plants from fungus and insect attacks.

10- Iron

Iron boosts immunity in plants, helps plants to prevent various diseases such as sunburn.

11- Chlorides

Taking carbon dioxide from the air and giving it to the plant through the leaves and converting it into oxygen, controlling the oxygen and carbon from the roots is all the work of chloride.

12- Manganese

Manganese helps in the process of making cell wall and making plant food and is a gift to protect plants from insects.

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