Why does a plant need charcoal?

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    Etherealenigmaposted 7 years ago

    Why does a plant need charcoal?

    When planting in containers, I've heard that you should put small stones in the bottom to help with drainage, and then also put charcoal on top of them before putting the soil in. Why charcoal? And is this charcoal the same type that one barbeques with or is it something different?

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    ankigarg87posted 7 years ago

    It is believed that  charcoal's presence in or under the soil of a potted plant prevents odors.

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