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    i tried the coffee treatment to my n.ventricosa's. havent really noticed MUCH of an improvement to the plant as of yet (its only been a month) BUT the sphag defenetely got a kick in the pants. too bad that when i first got the vent , the media dried up in the pot (just the toppest layer of sphag) and it burnt so now it looks all brownish with bright green underneath.
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    I tried it once......all that happened was it was a fertilizer for algae. Nothing else....tons and tons of gooey...green...slimy algae. heck...I think sphagnum even died.

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    Wow those are nice! I did notice in my plants, the the stubborn pitcherers did pick up the pace a little after coffee, but it did coincide with winter ending so it may have just been more sunlight that helped them along. The bigger leaves they grew after coffee though - I would definitely have to say I believe it was because of the coffee.

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    I didn't read through the entire thread so I am sorry if someone has asked or tried this already.

    Has anyone tried this on a recently established rooted cutting? Or perhaps even an unrooted cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashman View Post
    I didn't read through the entire thread so I am sorry if someone has asked or tried this already.

    Has anyone tried this on a recently established rooted cutting? Or perhaps even an unrooted cutting.
    I have not attempted that, nor would I -- for the same reason that I wouldn't fertilize anything that had not rooted and exhibited new growth; it would simply encourage algal growth . . .
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    How about one that has rooted and has new growth? I have a a vent x (lowii x vent) that has two new leaves and has rooted. I was thinking of trying coffee on it if it were safe to try to give it a kick start. Still too early you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashman View Post
    How about one that has rooted and has new growth? I have a a vent x (lowii x vent) that has two new leaves and has rooted. I was thinking of trying coffee on it if it were safe to try to give it a kick start. Still too early you think?
    I imagine that it could work; but I would initially suggest using a 1/4 strength 30:10:10 orchid fertilizer before considering coffee . . .
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    OK Thanks. I'll check out that method.

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