During its growth journey, the phosphorus in plants is used by the plant to build up their biomass. Phosphorus helps in the formation of carbohydrates and nucleic acids. When the plant grows, phosphorus is absorbed from the soil and transported through root cells to other parts of the plant.
Phosphorus is one of the important nutrients a plant needs to thrive. It is also an essential component for many processes like energy production, cell growth and maintenance, signal transduction, storage of energy, and as a structural component.