Do Magnets Affect Plant Growth?

TL;DR: YES. Studies suggest that plants react to positively charged ions from magnetism, increasing the plants ability to absorb nutrients. Studies from the National Research Center in Egypt concluded that magnetic fields affect the molecules in water and dissolve nutrients, making the nutrients more easily absorbed by plants.


Do you or someone you know suffer from the dreaded 'Black Thumb'?


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Maybe it's time to get high-tech & sciency with your approach to keeping a plant alive. There are a number of studies showing the affects of magnets on the growth & health of plants.

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We can't guarantee the survival of your plant, but we can say that the science shows that having a magnet underneath a plant will help it grow stronger, faster and larger. It will also magnetize the water in the soil, breaking down the nutrients, making them more easily absorbed by your poor plant.

In addition to the benefits of magnetism on plants (detailed below), the 360° sunlight given by a Lyfted Planter will also aid your little plants health.

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Magnets and Plant Growth

In 1862, Louis Pasteur discovered that magnetism affects the growth of plants, when he was experimenting on the fundamentals of fermentation. He found that the Earth's magnetism has a measurable affect on the growth of plants. It was found that plant growth could be stimulated by magnetically treating the seeds, water, soil and nutrients in the soil. This strategy is now used for agricultural development around the world, namely Egypt and Israel.

There are three known ways in which magnetism affects plant growth: geomagnetism, magnetized seeds, and magnetized water.

Geomagnetism and Plant Growth

A hypothesis had been proposed, which stated that if magnets were placed below plants, those containing iron would lean towards the ground. However, experiments have proved this to be wrong. In fact, plants with magnets below them grew taller than those without magnets below them.

It has been observed that, similar to how the Earth's gravity acts on the plant's roots towards it pulling them towards it, the Earth's magnetism hastens up the plant growth


Magnetism and Seeds

The levels of energy in seeds vary, this is the reason why all the seeds sown do not grow to form a plant. However, studies have found that this growth can be stimulated by magnetizing the seeds using a magnetizer.

Magnetism improves the germination rate in seeds, increases their protein content, and reduces the time required for the growth of the vegetation.

U.S. Pat. No. 4,020,590 was issued to Albert R. Davis in 1977 for the method of treating seeds with a magnetizer. The process of magnetizing seeds substantially accelerates the growth, and improves the quality of plants. It has been observed that the germination of seeds occurs at a faster rate if they are exposed to the South pole of an artificial magnet before sowing.


Magnetized Water

The process of magnetizing water increases its solubility and filtering ability. Nutrients are dissolved easily in magnetized water, which can then be used for irrigation to increase the fertility of the soil.

Magnetism will also help break-down the chemicals added to town water, reducing the harm caused to a sensitive plant.

Magnetized water helps minerals & fertilizers penetrate the plant cell more effectively. This decreases the amount of water needed to keep plants alive.

The National Research Center in Egypt conducted several studies which found that plants were able to grow 39% larger using magnetized water. Other similar studies have claimed that some plants grew up to 600% larger.


If you would love to keep a plant, but can't keep it alive, maybe a Lyfted Planter will be the added boost your little plant needs to survive the deadly black thumb. 



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