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    Another coffee question

    I have been following the coffee threads, and so far it seems that everyone is pouring coffee on their plants. What about mixing the grounds in with the peat moss and planting the plants in it?

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    that's a good idea.... someone should try it

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    I believe that had caused rot, or else I've misheard
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    its had mixed results varying from rot, to nothing, to better growth....id just water em once every few months with coffee personally.

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    I'm going to try it with some sarracenia and see what happens. I have some scarlette belles that need to be repotted, I'll do it on them

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    ive never heard of the coffee treatment working on sarracenia....only neps.

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    It's been done - I don't remember the details though. I think it was whole beans or rough grounds, used kind of like perlite. Definitely a risk of mold and such... you'd need to leach it out some. I don't think Sarracenia would appreciate it quite as much as Nepenthes, but when I make big batches I usually give some back to the Sarrs because it doesn't seem to hurt. I think that black tea is better for Sarrs - they like tannins for producing anthocyanin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    ive never heard of the coffee treatment working on sarracenia....only neps.
    Yeah, I don't really know that Sarracenia requires anything in the way of fertilizer -- at least from my experience. The sheer number of insects they consume in the course of a season boggles the mind.

    I have never known any Nepenthes to be quite that efficient . . .
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