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Thread: Succumbing to French Roast Pressure . . .

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    Succumbing to French Roast Pressure . . .

    Well, I too have succumbed to the lure of java for my Nepenthes -- this after talking to a number of people whom I respect, both on this forum, and some others who have also sworn by it. Like those before me, I have simply poured cool coffee (made with RO water) through the media, as I would a conventional watering. I did, however, dilute the coffee a bit, simply because my tastes run toward the pitch black with roughly the texture of gelatin.

    In recent years, I have had the "fortunate" though time-consuming opportunity of germinating Nepenthes from seed, and have also fed half of those most recent plants with the coffee; the balance will remain untreated, save for a standard biweekly application of 30:10:10 orchid fertilizer (which they've been given since sprouting), which the coffee-fed will also receive.

    A few of my older plants were also "dosed" on 13 March, along with the others, which I'll update six to eight weeks from now:

    Nepenthes villosa -- March 2010


    Nepenthes macrophylla
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    WOW those are some amazing looking plants you've got there!!!

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    nice plants

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    may i ask, where did you find the pot for your villosa? when i started off my collection, i was scouring online trying to find something along the lines of what you have, but either they were too big, or in a different color, or not completely glazed.

    and of course, as always, you have some ridiculously beautiful plants.
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    Thanks for the kind words . . .

    The N. villosa is in a glazed ceramic orchid pot and saucer, which I found on-the-cheap at a Smith and Hawken, a now-defunct national garden shop chain. I would like to find more of those myself but haven't found anything . . .
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    Ive got a better question, were do you get those dang plastic pots! I cant find them anywere! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by natevincent View Post
    Ive got a better question, were do you get those dang plastic pots! I cant find them anywere! lol
    I once got them at a hydroponics place in SF but they no longer carry them. I recently found them online at rePotme.com, but they're a bit on the steep side . . .
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    Great as always!
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