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    Will tea work for neps as well, if in fact it does work for the droseras and sarrs and what not? Is coffee a better way to go for neps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple View Post
    Will tea work for neps as well, if in fact it does work for the droseras and sarrs and what not? Is coffee a better way to go for neps?
    I just watered all my neps with some black tea in distilled water a few days ago, so I'm wondering the same thing. If anything, they're certainly not dead yet so that's good.

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    Is it the actual coffee and tea that gives them the boost or the caffeine in them?

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    I would venture a guess and say it's the tannins (acids, of a sort).
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    Tea doesnt have tannic acids if i'm not mistaken. Must be something else. I read that tea has a plant hormone that no other plant has but i'm having a hard time finding the article.

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    Tea has flavanols, an antioxidant. Maybe that has something to do with it making plants healthier...idk.

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    Also has amino acids apparently.

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    Tea actually has quite a complex chemical composition: http://tinyurl.com/2z7d9o

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    Theres all kinds of good stuff in there. Thanks for the link Mobile!

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    I pretty much only drink Yerba Mate and so therefore I have large amounts of waste leaves that get produced.

    I wonder if it would make good fertilizer. I've yet to try it...
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