The importance of foliar fertilizer in plants

We have all had contact (directly or indirectly) with plants. We know that there are endless species throughout the world, as well as endless properties, which can be expressed in size, color, lifespan, nutritional and medicinal contributions, fruits, etc. Likewise, there are many homes in which today we can see varieties of plants.

These can be used to make use of their medicinal contributions or simply to decorate a place in your home, but after all, it can be difficult to find an individual who has not had any contact with some kind of plant.


  • 1 What is foliar fertilizer?
  • 2 Among the micronutrients we can mention: Magnesium, Zinc, Copper and Iron.
  • 3 Among the types of foliar fertilizers that exist, we have the following:

What is foliar fertilizer?

foliar fertilizer plants

In general culture, we know that plants need water to be able to live fully and that otherwise, little consumption -or NO consumption- of water can cause death.

In addition to water, exposure to the sun or, in any case, to certain temperatures may be necessary. But to all these, many may come to know that the plants receive very well the so-called fertilizer , which we define as the synthesis of a series of nutrients to which the plants are exposed.

This offers plants a set of benefits that allows them to develop in a more effective, precise and efficient way.

This article will talk about compost, but not exactly that kind of compost that we recently defined. We will refer to this as foliar fertilizer , a series of nutrients that, like the classic fertilizer, is intended to give rise to the effective and precise development of plants .

A little about this element will be explained, some of its functions, its applications, the types of foliar fertilizers that exist.

Firstly, foliar fertilizer is like any fertilizer , a series of nutritional contributions, of plant origin, composed of multiple elements that in some way contribute to the development, protection and life of plants.

Particularly, the foliar fertilizer varies in intensity compared to the classic fertilizer , since its use is more of a complementary application, that is, the foliar fertilizer can be applied together with the soil fertilizer, since the foliar fertilizer works as a complement that Its purpose is to increase the level of nutrition that is offered to the plant and it is that the foliar fertilizer contains a series of so-called micronutrients that work as a contribution to the plant.

Among the micronutrients we can mention: Magnesium, Zinc, Copper and Iron.

We have already talked about its function and it is that the foliar fertilizer works as a complement to the soil fertilizer .

Mainly, foliar fertilizer is used to increase the proportion of nutrients that can be provided to the plant, so that it has all the nutrients it needs and a little more.

Likewise, the foliar fertilizer is taken into consideration to offer the plant a wide repertoire of nutrients , which could be very necessary in times of hostile climates. The idea is to provide the plant with a pertinent reserve, in such a way that it can access them without major problems, offering supply in an exhaustive manner.

Its application is very simple and, as its name indicates ( foliar fertilizer ), this set of nutrients must be synthesized under a liquid solution, in such a way that it is sprayed on the leaves of the plants, which is why this fertilizer responds to the leaf definition.

An interesting fact for the reader is that foliar fertilizer is born from the need to offer the plant the nutrients that should be found in the air , but for ecological reasons, it is very difficult to find this kind of climate.

In this sense, the foliar fertilizer is born motivated to guarantee the plant all the nutrients it needs.

Among the types of foliar fertilizers that exist, we have the following:

foliar fertilizer types

Fertilizer composed of mineral salts : Consisting largely of sulfates.

Compound chelate fertilizer : These are organic solutions, which can be combined with other compounds to treat fertilization.

The importance of foliar fertilizer in plants

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