Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that it’s very important during flowering. It also helps with root and stem growth. It allows your plant to perform photosynthesis or convert light into energy.
It assists at the beginning of your plant’s life during the germination phase and also is useful during your plant’s reproductive phase.
Signs of Phosphorus Deficiency
· Leaves turn to a blue-green color
· Lower leaves turn yellow and brown
· Stem can turn a purple color
· Leaves have blotches of brown or blue
· Slow growth
· Affected leaves start to curl
· Lower leaves begin to die
1.) Adjust pH to Correct Range
·In soil, phosphorus is best absorbed by the roots in the 6.2 - 7.0 pH
·In hydro, phosphorus is best absorbed by the roots in the 5.5 - 6.2 pH range
2) make sure the temperature in right range
Plants are comfortable with the room temperature,when it lower than 60°F (15°C), as well as large temperature swings, can make it harder for the plant to absorb phosphorus,it will cause phosphorus deficiency.
3) Give the Right Nutrients,do not overdoes
If you are sure it’s phosphorus deficiency,you can add extra phosphorus to your plants,or you can use nutrients which include phosphorus,but do not over does.
4.) Take Good Care of the Roots
Phosphorus deficiency will also cause root problem,proper watering and right PH will help to protect the root system to recover.