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    I'm curious about the coffee too. I roast coffee so I have an unlimited amount of coffee chaff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adough View Post
    I'm curious about the coffee too. I roast coffee so I have an unlimited amount of coffee chaff.
    Dave Evans has written a fair amount on this. IIRC there was some info on the listserver & over here.
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    I tried pouring a cup my coffee swill over my N. Ventricosa a few months ago, and did not see any out of the ordinary results. (So much that I forgot that I even did so until I read this post again.) I will probably try it again soon on a plant that could use a boost, and will see what happens.
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    Man, I would never fertilize Nep soil. I already combat mosses and invasive fungus' in my potted plants as it is.

    I only ever feed directly into the pitchers. Neps, Sarrs and Cephs...
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    Fry, its true that mosses and fungus go rampant with fertilizer, but if you flush the pots properly 2 days later, its not that big of an issue. Fertilizing has shown some dramatic improvements in some plants. I only fertilize my neps through the soil. I will, on occasion, put a little fertilizer in a heli or ceph pitcher.

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    Sorry to necrobump this... sort of, but I wanted to retract my earlier statement. My N. Ventricosa is tucked away behind some stuff, and isn't very noticeable. As it turns out, that was the plant that I poured a cup of coffee over about a month+ ago. Well, I actually took a look at the little guy, and noticed to my astonishment, that the last 2 leaves it put out were almost a full 2 inches longer then the rest. I kind of forgot that I had used the coffee on the plant, and low and behold, it seems to have done something. Last week I gave my N. Truncata the treatment, we'll see what happens.
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    While this is at the top of the list anyways - has anyone noticed any effect on Sphagnum growth in their pots? In particular, I'm curious about the effect of coffee as an occasional supplement. A lot of my Nep pots have healthy colonies of Sphagnum and I'd rather not disrupt them... I know Sphagnum isn't fond of fertilizing normally. I'm hoping that the micronutrients in the coffee will be an exception to that rule. Any ideas?
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    The sphagnum in my pots doesn't seem to mind the fertilizer at all. In fact I would have to say it has increased the growth rate dramatically

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