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  • Using a fertilizer and knowing what the numbers mean may help a lot: 1. The first number in a fertilizer formula is the nitrogen content..... Nitrogen is used by plants for producing leaf growth and greener, lusher leaves. 2. The second number in a fertilizer formula is the phosphorus content..... Phosphorus is used by plant to increase fruit development and to produce a strong root system. 3. The third number in a fertilizer formula is the potassium (potash) content..... Potassium is used by plants for flower color and size. It is also important to the strength of the plant. For example, a 100 lb. bag of 10-20-10 converted to weight equates to 10 lbs. nitrogen, 20 lbs. phosphate, and 10 lbs. potash.
  • 2-20-2017 If your soil is ok, then plenty of light encourages leaf growth. Shade encourages upward growth. That's how you get a rubber plant several feet tall but only three leaves.

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