Beer

Beer
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Hoax or not?

As incredible as it might seem, beer can be used as a growth accelerator for palm trees, otherwise known as palm booster.

Explanation:

Hop (humulus lupulus) is the main ingredient for the fabrication of beer.

It contains phytohormones which stimulate growth of plant and root system of palm trees.

Application:

In reality, phytohormones are better suited for in vitro propagation, cuttings and germination activation than to be used as a fertiliser for mature plants.

Once the plant has developed, a classic fertiliser would be more appropriated since it contains all the nutrients necessary for natural growth.

In addition, beer contains mostly sugars, which can cause mould to appear.

Usage:

  • dilute a can of beer in 5 litre (1 gallon) of water
  • vaporise the plant or the substrate
  • watering: once a week during growing season
  • for soaking of palm seeds
  • for germination: vaporise to humidify the substrate

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