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    burkei 1 month aft. coffee

    OK i treated my slow growing n.burkei on Dec. 9th ,
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    here it is now at about one month after 1 cup 10oz decaf coffee poured straight thru and allowed to drain without pot for a few min. then back to the HL terr.
    the pic is from thh opposite side but i think you can see the small pitcher to the top right its the same one last month, and it did color up ,
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    Im very happy with the results. any thoughts on the coffee treatment , is this normal growth , as i said before this nep hasn't grown at all in a very long time.
    Im excited

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    I just did the treatment on my caesar, one pitcher was stalling and has grown two inches in about 4 days. i think it works

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    wow, great results! does tea work the same way? congrats!

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    Very nice, the results seem typical after a coffee treatment. Here's 2 of mine I treated a few months ago, you can clearly see the effect.

    N. truncata pasian Highland form


    N. truncata lowland form with bronze peristome

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    I've heard that the results have something to do with the acidity of the coffee. any thoughts?
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    I think it's more to do with the nutrients in the coffee beans.

    Fertilizer has long been shown to have very positive effects for Nepenthes when done properly. Particularly for plants grown indoors with pure water and 'soilless' potting mix and unable to catch much prey as they would in the wild.
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    It was my understanding even the caffeine helped as well. De-caff has to go through chemical processing to remove the caffeine anyways doesn't it?
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    I'm too scared to try this with my plants.

    I have a bad habit of killing even the easier ones (Nepenthes, Drosera Capensis, etc) and I'm worried if I do the coffee treatment, it would kill them.


    I'll wait to see what everyone else does.
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