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    I did coffee treatment since last spring. I did it around once a month. My nepenthes are great after treatment. The most significant improvement was observed after first treatment. I can't tell it is only due to coffee or spring weather also take part.

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    Could you show photos of the coffee fed plant against the control plants please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Could you show photos of the coffee fed plant against the control plants please?
    If you mean control plants, being plants that werent given the coffee treatment I have plenty but none are the same size, age or species of the Ventricosa, so their results are irrelevant.

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    Then so are the results of the ventricosa. It's totally anecdotal
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    Sorry guys. Have to put the coffee thing to bed. Caffeine, theobromine, and several other secondary metabolites of Coffee are allelopathic to other plants. These are found in the seeds as well as leaves, which inhibit seed germination and root growth in many other plants. Whether this is specifically active upon Nepenthes is up for debate.

    However, I suspect that you will find as the concentration of caffeine and other compounds rises, growth of your plants is inhibited.

    http://link.springer.com/article/10....0987675#page-1
    http://link.springer.com/article/10....0167865#page-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    Sorry guys. Have to put the coffee thing to bed. Caffeine, theobromine, and several other secondary metabolites of Coffee are allelopathic to other plants. These are found in the seeds as well as leaves, which inhibit seed germination and root growth in many other plants. Whether this is specifically active upon Nepenthes is up for debate.

    However, I suspect that you will find as the concentration of caffeine and other compounds rises, growth of your plants is inhibited.

    http://link.springer.com/article/10....0987675#page-1
    http://link.springer.com/article/10....0167865#page-2
    So basically it temporarily gives a growth spurt, but over time will start to slow the plant down?
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    I suspected this would get myth-busted eventually. Thanks Kevin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    I suspected this would get myth-busted eventually. Thanks Kevin.
    C'mon Paul, admit it! You've been searching all along for outside justification for bogarting all that good coffee!
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

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