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    If Capslock and Philcula use it, based on the quality of their plants, I would guess it works pretty well.
    I read all this quick(I am on a lunch break), and may have missed this point, but if not...
    Since this is an organic product...might it possibly have an expiration date(like non-processed foods)? If so, is it possible you got out dated product?

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    Maxsea Fertilizer on Nepenthes

    A thread was recently removed from the forum at the request of the original author. Since there was a lot of good discussion and valuable information in that thread, I thought it was important to have it available for others to read, comment on, and search for.

    So... many of the substantive responses have been copied from the original thread into this new one. Some of the continuity may be a little off since many of the responses were not copied due to lack of substance or arguments. For context, the initial post was against using Maxsea (and warning others not to use it) since the user noticed health decline (and a death of a plant) after using Maxsea. If you have any experiences, positive or negative in using Maxsea, go ahead and post it here. I also can't change the timestamps so I will have to just copy this message into the first message of the copied posts.

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    In the new CP newletter (check it out if your a member of ICPS) has a great article on Maxsea. It has a few well known growers stating great results! In fact one well know nursery uses it on almost all their CP's! I find that amazing! I personaly do not fertilize as I have great growth with out it, but articles like these make me think otherwise! Also there is a great article/test report on fertilizing Sarrs that I found to be a great read.
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    I'd like to thank the contributors (& the mods) for this excellent information-filled thread. However, with only a few exceptions (Capslock & Philcula), most people who offered their dosing regimen referenced their concentration as a percent or fraction of the full or recommended dose. With some fertilizers, this is obvious. While I suspect that I'm reading too much into this, I'm curious if all the people who referenced 'the full dose' are referring to the 1 heaping tablespoon per gallon concentration or one of the others mentioned on the label (ie: full dose for indoor containers with intermittent feeding is 2 level teaspoons per gallon every 7 to 14 days - since most of us grow our plants indoors...)?

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    Heck, I got some advice from Capslock up at Peter's nursery up in July about MaxSea. I decided to try it out for myself on N. x Ventrata and N. clipeata x (clipeata x eymae), two of my worst growers, and expendable nonetheless. I used about a tablespoon per gallon per month, around the recommended dosage.

    After two fertilization, I noticed that the N. clip x (clip x eymae) sped up its growth and is working on a new leaf pace, 1 leaf in 1 1/2 months. I'd say that I'd give it a thumbs up. I also tried a more dilute application on N. khasiana, N. copelandii, and a large N. sanguinea (Not Blood Red). There have been positive reactions so far.

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    *necropost*

    Anyone have any Maxsea 16-16-16 updates? I'm curious now that you've been using for a couple months, what do you think of it and what have your experiences been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronis View Post
    *necropost*

    Anyone have any Maxsea 16-16-16 updates? I'm curious now that you've been using for a couple months, what do you think of it and what have your experiences been?
    If I could find my camera (*facepalm*), I could demonstrate the results...

    Now, onto the leaf measurements (from the leaf before I started fertilizing, then the actual next leaf):

    N. copelandii: From 4 inches to 7 1/2 inches... faster growth as well
    N. khasiana: 3 inches to 4 inches... faster growth as well
    N. hamata: 1 inch to 1 1/2... and I thought that it grew faster before
    N. sanguinea: 4 inches to 8 inches
    N. clip x (clip x eymae): 3 inches to 4 inches... faster than ever
    N. Deroose alata: 2 inches to 3 inches
    N. alata "Boschiana Mimic": 3 inches to 4 inches

    ... I'd say it works pretty well.

    I have not seen burn on any of my Neps, just improvement.
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