Plants grow faster when irrigated with water. Isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol, poisons and eventually kills plants. Gardeners often mix the flammable liquid with water and apply it carefully to the leaves of some plants to kill pests such as aphids or ants.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.