Humulus Lupulus or a Hop Plant?

It’s both…..Humulus Lupulus is the technical term for the hop plant and reason its so popular is becasue the flower or the Hop Cone that Humulus Lupulus produces is one of the key ingredients of beer.

Humulus Lupulus

Humulus Lupulus – Hop Cones

Humulus Lupulus grows in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Briton and many parts of Europe. Because the hop cone is a major ingredient in beer, there are many commercial farms but there is also an increasing number of people Growing Hops at Home.

Some people grow Humulus Lupulus at home for aesthetics and herbal uses, but the people that are passionate about their beer are the ones that are making this plant more widely known. Fresh hop cones grown from your own home is becoming more and more popular as people are looking for higher quality ingredients to create higher quality beers.

Humulus Lupulus is a perennial plant that grows over the spring and summer before it dies back to its original root system over autumn, only to return again from the same root system the next spring. It’s a great plant to grow near a patio to provide shade in the summer but allow sun in during the winter.

Humulus Lupulus is a climbing plant that will attach itself to a fence, a pole or a wire that you have deliberately placed to encourage the plant to grow in a particular direction. You can grow the plant either vertically or horizontally.

Humulus Lupulus

Humulus Lupulus Growing Vertically


The Humulus Lupulus grows from a Rhizome. A rhizome is simply a portion of a root cut away from another established plant. That portion (the Rhizome) can be planted elsewhere and it is what is used to grow your own Humulus Lupulus.

Growing Humulus Lupulus at home is easy and it is made easier by all the information published on Growing Hops at Home website.

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Everything you need to know about growing hops at home

High-Resolution-eCover-JPGIf you are hop mad like us, growing hops at home is your next step, its easy and its made even simpler by the Growing your Own Hops at Home ebook that is now available.

Its all here: the different varieties of hops, the growing seasons and cycles, what to do with your rhizomes, how to choose your hop plant, where to plant your hops, caring for your hops, harvesting hops, drying hops and preparing for each growing season.


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