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Thread: Coffee Grounds as Medium?

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    If you search through the forum you will find that coffee is used on occasion as fertilizer solution for neps. But planting the plant into pure ground stuff will be an overkill IMO. Try it and keep us posted.

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    Yeah, I have to reiterate that I intend to use it only as an addition to a mixture of more commonly used media.

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    If you have a plant that you don't care about, by all means, do it and show us the results. But as the previous comments suggest, you may just be in for a dead plant.

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    As others have mentioned, use coffee in solution only as an occasional fertilizer and not as media. Doing so would not only kill the plant but encourage algae like you've never seen . . .
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    i used to use a very thin top layer of used coffee grounds and my plants showed no ill effects from it but then again this was a few years back so i dont remember much from it

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    THat would still kill the plant. When people use coffee they flush the roots right after to prevent buildup of minerals.

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    As everyone else has already said, this may not be a good idea. But I'm with some of the others that say you should try it and report back to us.

    It's not unfeasible that a small percentage of coffee grounds in your soil mix could give your Nepenthes a kick. Or it might be too much of a kick. This also all depends on how strong your grounds are, how much you've used them, etc.

    Try it with a ventricosa or something for the sake of science. Or maybe I will!
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    I havent tried it nor would I. If the coffee doesnt kill the plants then the infestation of mold you're gonna have will. Ever forgot to take the coffee filter out of you coffee machine? I did and it wasnt pretty; bought a new coffee maker.
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