Plants grow at different rates when given different food. All plants require nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to thrive, and some plants require further nutrients or soil qualities. Plant foods often include other elements or ingredients tailored for specific plant types or regions, and this variety can affect the plant's growth rate.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.