After reading that fertilizers contain potassium ions, an electrolyte essential for plant growth, your friend tells you that his plants will be the healthiest around because he is going to give his plants double the recommended amount of fertiziler. Why is doubling the amount of fertilizer a bad idea?

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Asked Oct 3, 2019

After reading that fertilizers contain potassium ions, an electrolyte essential for plant growth, your friend tells you that his plants will be the healthiest around because he is going to give his plants double the recommended amount of fertiziler. Why is doubling the amount of fertilizer a bad idea?

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The three major mineral of fertilizers are considered as nitrogen, phosphorus and nitrogen. Potassium is considered as a crucial plant nutrient and is needed in vast amounts for decent growth and reproduction of plants generally known as the specific nutrient. It decides the plant shape, size, color, taste and other measurements related to healthy production. Plants consumes potassium in its ionic form, K+.

Step 2

The dehydration takes place in the plant's root system by burning nutrient in fertilizer which caused the plant's leaves brown. The burning of potassium in fertilizer happens when it contains a high salt index. Therefore, doubling the amount of fertilizer on a plant is consi...

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