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    coffee for drosera

    anyone know if the frappe thing will work on the sundews like the nepenthes? I don't have the space to setup test atm. my logic says maybe so if they are in cultivation without access to constant prey.

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    if youve got some drosera to spare, give it a "shot" durhurhurhur!

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    Except for D. regia root fertilization and Drosera don't mix.

    No harm in trying if you are willing to sacrifice some of your plants.

    You might be more successful with foliar feeding.
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    I have used coffee on my Sarracenia pots in the past, which contained Drosera, and no harm was done.

    edit: I forgot to note that I was top watering these plants daily.
    Last edited by mato; 02-10-2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    once i get some space i will use some capes for the experiment. ill use 5 plants as control and 5 plants as test to compare......10 total SG and 10 total cuttings.....ill come back in a couple months and maybe make a thread or something....mainly hoping it was tried before to benefit from someone else's experience....but not always so lucky.

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    For Science!

    I was looking online, and I couldn't find any scientific reasons for why coffee works as a fertilizer other than that it contains some nitrogen which might help plants along..I wonder if that's the true reason...

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    Here's a little bit about it: http://www.sunset.com/garden/earth-f...0400000016986/

    You'll find all kinds of information here, too: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...Roast-Pressure

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    well i set up a test......i have some broadleaf cape and marston's dragon strikes/seedlings......all were from the same parent, same age and close to the same size. i set 3 of each aside which i fertilized with coffee and the rest are not.....both species are fairly fast growers so they should benefit the most if there is a measurable benefit. I will update as necessary.

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