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    Epiphyte's Delight just killed many of my plants

    I used some Epiphyte's Delight on many of my plants the other day. I checked them out today and some of my plants are completely dead now (Pinguicula Caerulea, Brocchinia Reducta, part of my Sarracenia Purpurea, etc). I'm now starting to think this is what killed my Nepenthes Ampullaria.


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    What's in it that would kill them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    What's in it that would kill them?

    Not sure. I used some on my plants, and when I checked on my plants today, they were all rotted away.
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    One site recommended using 1/4 the recommended dosage for Nepenthes. I never use the manufacturer's recommend amount no matter what brand it is and how safe everyone says it is. I always use 1/2 to 1/4 the dosage amount on the few occasions that I use ferts. There are other factors in one's conditions that can affect how the plants will react to fertilizer. Sometimes the outcome isn't good.

    Why not use fish food in the pitchers? It's safer and does about what liquid ferts will do (I'm assuming Epiphyte's Delight is mixed with water?).

    Edit: I'd also like to add, Pinguicula do not take kindly to ANY liquid fertilizer that I know of. Your best bet for them is crushed fish food or powdered freeze dried bloodworms. I have a friend that uses a liquid fertilizer on his Pings, he describes the concentration as being so low it's nearly like having the water sitting in front of the fertilizer bag looking at each other (as in a very very very low dosage).

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    Since this particular brand of fertilizer has proven time and again to be reliable, you most likely used too high of a concentration. Sorry about your plants. It's part of the learning process. Live and learn.

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    I've never heard of people using these kind of fertilizers on pings. I have seen slow-release pellets in sarracenia pots.

    I doubt the fertilizer killed your amp unless you were using a high dosage.

    It's a shame you lost your brocchina.

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    Yes, how much did you use?

    And this is why I say people should test things first on some spare plants before just using it on their whole collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    I used some Epiphyte's Delight on many of my plants the other day. I checked them out today and some of my plants are completely dead now (Pinguicula Caerulea, Brocchinia Reducta, part of my Sarracenia Purpurea, etc). I'm now starting to think this is what killed my Nepenthes Ampullaria.
    Wolfn,
    Creating a new post like this without any detailed information (& about a product many experienced CP growers consider to be safe & effective):

    - does potential damage to your credibility
    - allows no one else to learn from your experience

    At a minimum, please share with us what concentration you used & how it was applied.
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