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    coffee is apparently rich in nitrogen

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    I hope Im not asking a question thats already been answered, If I am then please forgive me but.. how do you water them with coffee? meaning how is this done specifically.. Not really sure on what kind and how to mix it..

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    use your normal plant water ie not tap water and make coffee as you normally would(not instant ,proper coffee)no milk or sugar added and let cool down and water your plants with it and wait for a huge leaf to be formed

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    I use regular coffee made with tap water. i dilute it 1/2 to 1/4 strength and top water the entire pot until it begins to pour out the bottom of the pot. some have suggested flushing the pot with RO water the next day, i don't do this. i just follow my regular watering schedule substituting the water with coffee about once a month.

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    by regular do you mean instant?i heard neps are not too fussy about water ,but tap water can vary massively ,i too never bother to flush pots,i also use full strength with no bad effects(more than one way to skin a cat)

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    i meant drip or percolated, not instant.

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    just read through that thread......maybe ill try it with one of my smaller nepenthes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    Yes, coffee at full strength works very well for some species (namely the ones growing in ultramafic soils) and not so well on others.
    Has anyone had any bad experiences with coffee and a particular species? I flush all my plants once a month with 1/3 strength Folgers coffee, and then mist the leaves w clean water to remove any coffee residue, and then back to normal watering schedule. So far the results have been exceptional. One straggler, but I doubt that was from coffee.

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