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    I'm thinking that Mexican butterworts may not respond as well, being they tend to like a more alkaline media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Aren't decaffeinated and decaf the same thing?
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    Ever drank the plant's coffee instead of yours?



    Quote Originally Posted by obregon562 View Post
    yup, coffee works. What ive done recently is added 1/4 tbs. of epiphytes delight, seaweed extract, and superthrive to the coffee my neps are getting. Talk about improvements! its incredible what its done for them!

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    If you use a fresh pot you may want to dilute it first. I personally have seen good results using "spent" grounds still in the coffee maker. The resulting brew tastes like crap but is still darker than tea usually, but lighter than the blackness I personally drink.

    It's an acidic nitrogen boost.

    Also: http://pitcherplants.proboards.com/i...ay&thread=6288
    Good growing, Jack
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    Well, I tried it, and it attracts bees like crazy. for me.

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    Has anyone tried tea yet?

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    I first got this idea of the coffee fertilizer from Dave Evans from a thread he had posted on the Carnivorous Plants in the Tropics website. I decided to try it out for myself and actually gave all of my Neps one coffee treatment. My results were posted on the OCPS website on this thread:

    http://ocps.proboards.com/index.cgi?...ad=2396&page=1

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    Recently from Aug 3, 2009


    I took pics, from left to right, of N. macrophylla, N. villosa and N. rajah. They were fed coffee in January of 2009. I took pics of them on Feb 5, May 2, and finally on Aug 3. 2009. The rajah was removed from the tank because it was getting too big, so I just substituted another villosa in it's place. The results of six months of growth can be seen for the macrophylla and villosa though. Not sure if it proves a whole lot because I didn't have any controls in place, but it certainly didn't seem to hurt the growth rates or overall health of the plants, with just one coffee treatment being applied. I should try and get in touch with Dave Evans and see how often he would recommend these tonics can safely be applied. He might have some newer ideas to do with this coffee fertilizing.
    Last edited by dvg; 08-06-2009 at 04:30 PM. Reason: Wanted to add an extra bit of info

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    Wonderful dvg, everyone here will sure appreciate the comparisons.
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