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    i wonder if this has been applied to other plants? or only carnivores?

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    Waw that's a coffee experiment, so many plants! Can you show some pictures how they looked before and now (or just now)?
    Sounds really good, I'm gonna try it too

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    The effects on nepenthes as well as other plants are pretty astounding. It's definitely worth checking out Big Bella's thread here: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...Roast-Pressure

    I too, use the 16-16-16 MaxSea once a month, and the coffee once a month two weeks after the MaxSea. So my plants get "dosed" bi-weekly. Most of the plant's I've fed coffee too, will produce the next leaf about 3 times larger than the last.
    Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    wow so it can work on other plants too?

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    I have always wondered if actually putting coffee grounds into the media would be beneficial at all?.....since coffee seems beneficial. I plan on making an experiment with it soon........i cut a vine i had into a few cuttings.......so once they root i will have some surplus nepenthes to 'experiment' with.

    if it dies nbd just a vine cutting anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpbobby View Post
    I have always wondered if actually putting coffee grounds into the media would be beneficial at all?.....since coffee seems beneficial. I plan on making an experiment with it soon........i cut a vine i had into a few cuttings.......so once they root i will have some surplus nepenthes to 'experiment' with.

    if it dies nbd just a vine cutting anyway.
    just need to be careful that fungus doesn't also thrive

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    will do.......not loading it up or anything no more than 10% ish of the media will have them in it.

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    I wish someone would do a proper control study. You know; split a group of identical plants into two and treat half with coffee and the other half without......
    I think the "sudden" dramatic results people see are often the result of normal growth behavior and the "leap" in size is attributable to other factors, like long-term good health and natural progression of leaf/pitcher sizes. People tend to see what they want to see.... ;-) I'm not saying coffee has no value, but from my own experience with it, I'd say its beneficial effects are minimal.

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