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Orchids need amino acids

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58 Orchidophiles are always looking for a better way of development. orchids. By nature, it tests countless fertilizers in search of perfection. In this sense, amino acids are great allies.

        Os aminoácidos_cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_are organic  molecules formed by carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O) and nitrogen (N) atoms. Some may contain sulfur in their composition. Its main function is in the formation of proteins and precursors of numerous substances that regulate plant metabolism, in addition to functioning as activators of physiological metabolisms.

       So fundamentais para a _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_orchideass nutrition, increasing efficiency in nutrient absorption, transport and assimilation. The chelation of nutrients with amino acids generates molecules without charges, reducing the effect of the attractive and repulsive forces of the leaf cuticle, increasing the absorption rate of the nutrients. These chelates formed increase the ability of nutrients to circulate through the membranes, allowing the mobilization of poorly mobile nutrients from one part of the plant to another. 

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf5d_ resistance molecules responsible for their resistance to hormones types of stresses, whether biotic or abiotic. The amino acid proline, for example, is an indicator of water stress, since the increase in the concentration of phenylalanine induces an increase in the activity of the so-called “secondary metabolism”, in which several essential compounds are formed for the protection of plants against pests and diseases. After an injury, amino acids  will intensify the healing process. They are   essential for the plant  to synthesize compounds responsible for repelling insects, delaying or preventing tissue infection by fungi

         Os aminoácidos são essenciais para proteger plants from high concentrations of ammonium and nitrate, sources of nitrogen that are toxic to plant tissue when in high concentrations, converting toxic molecules into safe molecules.   With the use of amino acids  there is no “burning” effect when an excess of nitrogen is applied, a very common fact.

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58 can also be found commercially consisting of amino acids large number of products in which amino acids are associated with other nutrients. When it comes to associated nutrients, the terms chelated or complexed appear on the labels. Understand the difference between these two formulations in the table below:

Amino acids and their functions


Acts on stomatal regulation, root development and protein metabolism. Precusor  of ethylene synthesis (fruit ripening and senescence). Participates in the formation of trunks and branches. Responsible for incorporating sulfur into the plant and increasing the thickness of the cuticle. 


They participate in the formation of other amino acids and seed germination. 


Precursor of indoleacetic acid (auxin), influencing cell division and differentiation; combat senescence. 


Process of senescence and dormancy, precursors of Lignin.   It stimulates the plant's defenses by being  involved in the synthesis of salicylic acid. Precursor of growth inhibitory substances. 


Source of nitrogen and essential for the production of other amino acids. 


Important chelating agent; precursor of chlorophyll, aiding in photosynthesis and intracellular osmotic balance in the plant. 


It is most abundant in the plant's conducting vessels.   Regulator of the intracellular osmotic potential, stimulates the production of proteins and chloriphyll; Assists photosynthesis and respiration. Important anti-stress (droughts, high temperatures, salinity, etc). Regulates pollen grain fertility. Promotes greater plant tolerance to fungal attack. 


Transport of nitrogen to shoots. 


Sulfur Regulator. Important for the plant's growth process. 


Important in the process of seed germination, precursor of chloriphy and other amino acids. Helps in nodulation and nitrogen fixation. 


Participates in photosynthesis, growth and transport of nutrients to the reproductive part of plants (flowers, seeds and fruits). Stimulates germination.


Activates growth-promoting proteins and nutrient transport in the sap. Precursor of tryptophan. 


Pollen grain formation and germination. 


Nitrogen transport to the aerial part of the plant. 


Fruit growth and maturation.


Regulates the concentration of aspartic acid. 


Pollen grain germination, stomatal regulation, plant nitrogen reserve, activates chlorophine and delays senescence. 




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