What else does a plant need?
You have set up the lighting and ventilation and found
a good little spot. All that our little green friends need now
in order to really thrive, are the right nutrients.
It’'s true that every plant has its own particular needs, but generally (nearly) all metabolic activity in plants requires the three basic elements; nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). These substances are required in different amounts throughout the various phases of the plant’s life, and are used in different parts of the plant.
Therefore, most manufacturers offer a specific fertiliser for the growth phase, and a different one for the flowering phase. Everything else that your plant might need can be added to the base fertiliser as required (e.g. root or bloom stimulators).