What do plants use Calcium for?
Calcium is one of the 3 main elements that all flowering plants need to thrive. For full disclosure, plants need about 28 different nutrients in order to thrive, most of which are produced by micro-organismes present in the soil.
Calcium is one of the secondary nutrients necessary for plants to grow. Its main use is holding together the cell walls of the plants. When plants don’t have enough calcium new tissue such as root tips, young leaves, leaf and shoot tips often exhibit distorted growth from improper cell wall formation.
Calcium is also used by certain plants to activate enzymes and send signals that coordinate certain cellular activity.
Even though it’s considered as a micro-nutrient, for some plants like tomatoes, calcium is one of the most important nutrients.
We’ll cover this more in detail further down, but Calcium Pectate is not a mobile element, meaning that plants depending on their transpiration process to move it around.
Calcium during Vegetative and Flowering Stages
|STAGE OF LIFE||CALCIUM (CA) USAGE IN CANNABIS|
|Flowering and Vegetation|