Solutions for Healthy Roots
Through signals transmitted by calcium and certain proteins, roots control the nutritional and hormonal balance of the whole plant. Root caps, which are replaced every seven to 14 days, direct the plant’s production of hormones and the absorption of water and nutrients. As root hairs absorb nutrients from the soil, they can deplete the nutrient supply if a consistent supply of soil moisture needed to solubilize and transport nutrients to the root hairs is present.
It is just as important for a plant to maintain a healthy hormone balance to keep continuous root tip growth as it is for the plant to have nutrients available in the soil.