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    A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous. CorneliusSchrute's Avatar
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    Question Foliar Fertilizer for Darlingtonia

    I have many Darlingtonia seedlings and one larger one and was thinking about spraying diluted orchid fertilizer (Better-Gro) n them as a foliar feed. While I am at it, I thoughtabout trying it with some Sarrs and maybe even a Dionae or two.

    Advisable?

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    Got this awesome link from Brie: http://www.carnivorousplants.org/how...tilization.php

    It has details on an experiment with Sarracenia and a Miracle-Gro fertilizer that sounds similar. Sarracenia can thrive in it although I can't comment on Dionaea or Darlingtonia. From what I remember briefly reading, Dionaea + any type of fertilizer = big no no?

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    Interesting article about fertilizer in the soil. Thanks for that link.

    I still wonder about the foliar feeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey3288 View Post
    ...From what I remember briefly reading, Dionaea + any type of fertilizer = big no no?
    Oddly, when I applied water-soluble Miracle-Gro to my plants' water tray (after being extremely diluted, of course), only my typical Venus flytrap experienced negative effects; all the other plants grew impressively for a short period of time. I would say that it probably is just inherited genetics, but don't take my word for it. Carry out an experiment, a massive one if you wish, and then report back to us here at the forum. This is not a command. This is not a command.

    As for applying fertilizer to the plant's leaves, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbennett4041 View Post
    I have many Darlingtonia seedlings and one larger one and was thinking about spraying diluted orchid fertilizer (Better-Gro) n them as a foliar feed. While I am at it, I thoughtabout trying it with some Sarrs and maybe even a Dionae or two.

    Advisable?
    Is that pitcher big enough to squirt some dilute fertiliser in it? I did it years ago with seedling Darlingtonia, Sarracenia and young Cephalotus from leaf cuttings. Always in the pitcher not on the outside.
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    I've already fertilized my Darlingtonia a few times this season with both coffee and a dilute urea-free orchid fertilizer as a soil drench. Only side-effect was a quick and pronounced increase in pitcher production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    I've already fertilized my Darlingtonia a few times this season with both coffee and a dilute urea-free orchid fertilizer as a soil drench. Only side-effect was a quick and pronounced increase in pitcher production.
    Did you have a plant that you didn't fertilise as a control to monitor differences?
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    They are too small to fill with fertilizer, which is a bummer considering this is the most natural approach. Patience, eh?

    I might try an experiment, PP. Fred and Mato are encouraging me some, too, to this end.
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