There are three basic nutrients or elements that plants need in order to grow and these include Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K), hence the NPK that you can always see on the labels of crop nutrition products. You may have also seen the numbers written alongside the label just like, 10 – 10 – 10, 20 – 20 – 20, and many other combinations, these are the ratios of the three elements and having the perfect ratio, leads to a perfect growth of plants.

So What Exactly Do they Do?


N – Nitrogen

Nitrogen is essential for all living things since it is one of the main elements that comprise our proteins and nucleic acids. This is the reason why nitrogen is needed for the production of leaves, stems, and basically the overall growth of the vegetation.

Meanwhile, plants that lack nitrogen can be observed with stunted growth, discoloration of leaves from the apex to the inner part of the leaves, and having a weak stem.

P – Phosphorus

Just like nitrogen, phosphorus is an essential component of proteins and nucleic acids. However, phosphorus was found to be vital for the germination of seeds and for the development of roots.
Plants that don’t have enough phosphorus show a purple-ish tint on the leaves which are either green or withered, which dropped prematurely.

K – Potassium

Potassium, on the other hand, is important for the regulation of processes inside the plants, including osmosis, and the plant’s enzymatic activities. The presence of this element is essential for the growth of a plant’s flowers and fruits, while also protecting it.

Insufficient levels of potassium will show a low quality of fruit preceding poor flower reproduction.

Getting The Best Ratio For You

Even though Philippines’ agricultural products for sale can be seen everywhere, getting the right product for your plant is still difficult. That is why EPI Phil brings you Folimac 14 – 14 – 14. As the container says it has 14% Nitrogen, 14% Phosphorus, and 14% Potassium added with 1 -3 % of Zinc, an important component for chlorophylls. Ratioed perfectly to accommodate every plant’s need.

Enhance your plant’s growth by the start of using Folimac now! You can also check out our other crop nutrition products here, Crop Nutrition – Envireau Pacific Incorporated (EPI) (

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