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    Coffee fertilizer??

    Can anyone teach me how to fertilize nepenthes with coffee? Please tell me as much details as possible
    Thanks ^_^

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    It's a pretty simple process. All you have to do is let the extra coffee you have cool down and pour it into the soil until you're certain that it has reached most of the root surface or started to drain out of the bottom. In my experience, richer coffee has given me better results, but I try to rinse out a day after with RO water just to be safe. After you've rinsed out the pot a day later, then all you need to do is wait until you start to see the results . Also, make sure you don't use any fake filtered coffee or what-not. . . as long as it came straight from ground-up beans then you should be good . (and no creamer :P)


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    theres a thread specifically for this search tool is there for a reason

    no decaf, instant or flavored coffee if at all possible. lance's steps are right on. the coffee can sit in the soil for longer than a day but you def want to make sure it gets rinsed out in under a week. i just let the following watering do the rinsing.

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    THanks alot, that was a quick reply

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    In case you missed what I linked to in the chat box, I made a tutorial on this a while back. May save you the reading if you get bored by words. Covers every single step I go through when using coffee on Nepenthes.


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    You are that nepenthesis? The one obsessed with the Japanese song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesG View Post
    theres a thread specifically for this search tool is there for a reason

    no decaf, instant or flavored coffee if at all possible. lance's steps are right on. the coffee can sit in the soil for longer than a day but you def want to make sure it gets rinsed out in under a week. i just let the following watering do the rinsing.
    Why not decaf?

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    I think the defacinating par also removes some of the benefitial properties of the coffee.

    The way I make it is 2-3 heaping tablespoons of
    coffee and a 12 cup coffee pot. I don't drink coffee very often and wife had a coffee pot when I married her. So I make a pot of coffee cool it with ice or what not pour into a gallon pump sprayer and fill the rest of the way with cool water. For my darts I just pour the pot into the circulating water. Its so larger it gets very dilute so I'll make some for several days in a row and add to the water.

    There is no exact science to the madness. I don't even know why someone decided to try it. I haven't used it long enough to tell a difference and I don't have controls if I did. I know I hit them about once a month with it but I know sine people who use coffee one week, fertilizer the next then coded the next week and keep rotating like that. So there really isn't a regimen and so manydifferent ways to do the same thing. Get you a routine down and go.

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