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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    Very nice Heli you have there.

    Thanks, that Heliamphora x minor spends most of its life just above my kitchen sink, is about 40 cm (16") across, and catches its fair share of insects. Last Fall, I divided it into thirds -- and now it's back . . .
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    Agree about not using Osmocote or time release pellets. 1), not every pellet has the same exact nutrient concentration. One may be all potassium, while another could have no phosphorous, etc, etc. 2) sometimes the coating will crack and kind of 'spill' all the nutrients out at once.
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    I tell people to use half-strength. That doesn't mean you can't use some things full strength, but don't go double strength :P I always tell people to use half strength because it's so safe and most Nepenthes don't get a butt load of light (light and nutrients go hand in hand. If you have a lot of one, you need a lot of the other!) since they're shade tolerant, anyway. You can't mess that up half strength, though.

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    I thought he wanted to fertilize by following the instructions on the ferts and then just mixing it into the water, then it all goes into the pots+rots, that I believe will kill most CPs

    but, yeah 1/4th strength foiler feeding like 1-2 times a month is fine

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    then it all goes into the pots+rots, that I believe will kill most CPs
    Neg. You clearly haven't met ******* or Rainforest lol.
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    Many people pour it on the media. It's not practical to fertilize the pitchers when you've got a TON of plants, like Sam or Michael as was pointed out by Ron.

    Foliar feeding is kind of like spraying vitamin water on your skin.

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    Foliar feeding is kind of like spraying vitamin water on your skin.
    Hahahahahaha
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    So you think foliar feeding is useless? Let's test it. I'll try foliar feeding with the fert at 1/4 tsp per gallon every other week. I'll keep track of whether the plants actually show any difference. Then we'll see . Thanks for the help guys, feel free to let this thread meander off topic and quite probably turn into a 30 page debate about fertilization in which several people send angry PMs to mods and leave the computer crying! Post Scriptum: There is no sarcasm in this post. Really, thanks for the help!
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