Phosphorus is a chemical element with the symbol P and atomic number 15. Phosphorus is a vital component in reviving the energy of a plant, especially during the photosynthesis process. Phosphorus brings vigor to all plants. Generally, it helps convert other nutrients within the plant and helps in the growth of the plant.
If the plants are not growing, or the flowers are little are non at all with weak root systems, it shows that the plant lacks phosphorus.
Phosphorus in minerals is called phosphates from the earth. Phosphorus can also be found, in the human body.
The main function of phosphorus in a human body is in the formation of bones and teeth, as the body needs phosphorus to make protein for the development and growth of the body, for maintenance and in repairing cells and tissues in a human body.
Some of the food that is rich with phosphorus includes eggs, cottage cheese, milk, hard cheese, sunflower seeds, chicken, pumpkin seeds, and canned sardines in oil.
White phosphorus is used in some explosives, including rockets and poison for rats. The red phosphorus is used in safety matches, tracer bullets, incendiary devices, pesticides, pyrotechnic devices, and fireworks