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What is the N-P-K Ratio?

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#Plant Care

Plants need many nutrients to grow and thrive, but there are three that they typically need large amounts. These nutrients are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and the three together are found in most fertilizers under the term N-P-K ratio. The ratio is listed because each plant type of plant needs a varying amount of these primary nutrients.

Once you understand the N-P-K ratio, you will be able to ensure that your houseplant has the nutrients it needs. Make sure that you clearly mark any diluted fertilizers so that you can keep them separated properly.