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    See my above post for controlled experiment on ventrata (of course that is just one species and may not apply to other species in same conditions).

    I think 1 osmocote pellet/inch is overdoing it (for starters), I would try half that. Then slowly move it up if you see results.

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    I would also like to test osmocote with other plants and i am planning to do it with a dionea that in 2 years has never grow well and big.I will let you know.For the moment i will start on monday with a little nep. Rajah.See yah
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    i think you should try your osmocote on a couple of macrophyllas and BTW, the effect of the osmocote on the sphagnum has nothing to do with the effect of the osmocote on the plant since sphagnum and nepenthes are two different types of plants. I do think the osmocote is affecting the sphagnum because in general sphagnum grows faster than any nep and the osmocote is really helping it maximize the growth. Whether the osmocote is speeding up the growth on the reinwardtiana in way that it's visible to the eye in just 50 days is the real issue.

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    Just for a little first hand experience, sphagnum is killed by the heavy salts that osmocote makes on the soil surface, thats where you get the "broom" or greenhouse moss explosion on the pots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I think 1 osmocote pellet/inch is overdoing it (for starters), I would try half that. Then slowly move it up if you see results.
    Thanks for the input. I'll try that on a couple of my plants.
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    I did place one perl of osmocote every 1 cm cube of area.Not more.
    What I also did is to put perls of osmocote in all different colours...I am not sure about this but I think that every colour of a single perl rappresents on of the 3 values.
    I am right?

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    That would be correct Mr. Aga. Each pellet is supposedly either N P or K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What I also did is to put perls of osmocote in all different colours...I am not sure about this but I think that every colour of a single perl rappresents on of the 3 values.
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    Quote[/b] ]That would be correct Mr. Aga. Each pellet is supposedly either N P or K.
    I must have a different type of osmocote--all pellets have the same color (tan). The formulation is 19:6:12 so I'm assuming each pellet must have N:P:K.
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