There are lots of things that a plant needs in order to survive and thrive. Water is very important, as is something to grow in or on – an anchor point. They also tend to need sunlight. On a less visible level, plants also need a range of chemicals, and this article outlines those chemical needs.
It might be surprising that there are 17 different chemical elements that are necessary for plant growth. Here you will understand what they are, where plants source respective elements from, and the functions within the plant that each chemical assists with.