Boron Within Plants
Boron has 5 protons, 5 electrons, and 6 neutrons and an atomic mass of 10.81.
Boron is a micronutrient, meaning that is is only needed within the plant in small quantities.
Boron is not naturally found in nature. It can be found combined with other substances (borax, boric acid, kernite...) but not alone. Some volcanic water springs can contain boric acids.
Boron in Plants
Boron is an essential for plants, but different plant species require different boron levels for the best growth. Boron plays several roles within the plant cell: in cell division, in the metabolism, and in the cell membrane
Symptoms of Deficiency
As boron becomes deficient the growth of the affected plant becomes stunted, deformed or altogether disappears. Deformed flowers are often signs of a boron deficiency.
Need More Boron?
Try using a seaweed based fertilizer to help with a minor deficiency.
If the plant is in need of a larger amount of boron to get back to its prime, you can use sodium borate to put onto the soil.