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Naturalized
Established as a part of the flora in an area other than the place of origin.
 
Neutral soil
Soil that is neither acid nor alkaline, having a pH value of 7.
 
Nitrogen
Major plant nutrient especially important for plants where foliage is the main interest.
 
Node
The place on the stem where leaves or branches are attached.
 
NPK
Acronym for the three major plant nutrients contained in manure, compost and fertilizers, and used to describe the amounts of each readily available. N is for nitrogen, P for phosphorus, and K for potassium
 
Nutrient
Any substance, especially in the soil, which is essential for, and promotes growth of plants. Generally applied to a group of a dozen or less common elements, especially nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
 
Nutrient deficiency
An inferior state of health in any plant brought about by insufficient amount of a given nutrient being present or available to the plant.
 

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