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    Quote Originally Posted by divaskid View Post
    In your first experiment on this thread, do you have pictures of the control to put side by side with your coffee treated plants? I read through all the pages but didn't see a picture comparison between the two.

    Of course I am on my phone which makes for hard Internet surfing, so forgive me if I just missed it.

    Awesome plants by the way!
    Keep in mind that there was no formal experiment involved, primarily for the reason that the seed for each species involved were extremely rare and scarce in terms of number; and that the "control" group was as small as the experimental and neither number of seedlings were statistically significant. That being said, those that were treated with coffee, during that period, were generally more than a third larger than their counterparts; some of which could be attributed to the coffee treatment, and some to the natural variability of seed.

    Also, many of the plants involved have since changed hands; so I have little way of further documenting their progress. Here is one younger plant that began receiving the treatment in late March of this year:

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    Here is the last update for 2012; even though Nepenthes possess no dormancy seen in temperate plants, they do slow a bit by Winter. The hell that is Polytrichum, though, requires biweekly trimming . . .

    Nepenthes villosa 30 October


    10 December


    Some other seedlings continue to get the very same coffee treatment; and they appear happy enough:

    Nepenthes sp.
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    Fast little seedlings....

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    wow! Everything looks incredible! Those eddie seedlings are really promising.

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    I just coffee fed my Neps this week. We'll see what they do in about a month.

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    I wish I had a camera to post pics with, but I have recently (within the past 2 weeks) given a number of my neps seedlings some old coffee (unknown type), and my N. jacquelineae seedlings have double in size.
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    wow your rare neps are so amazing i would "kill" for a villosa or a macro or eddie like that

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    Highland Nepenthes, as most growers of them are aware, have a peculiar tendency to "sulk" from time to time and do little to nothing for months on end; but with the most recent application of coffee and, perhaps, the arrival of temperatures in the single digits (centigrade) in Northern California, these somewhat older plants have begun to throw out a host new larger pitchers and leaves . . .

    Nepenthes hamata (Lamut and Katopassa) 20 December
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