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    Which Osmocote pellet should I buy?

    What do you guys recommend?

    In my country, it's not called Osmocote. But either way, it acts like osmocote and has almost the same ingredients. It doesn't have any urea so it's quite safe.

    Should I get 14-14-14 (NPK) 6 months for leaf greenery



    Or 14-9-15 (NPK) 6 months for general use?

    Or 10-9-19 for flowering plants?


    All of them are slow releasing pellet and coated in resin for safety.
    Must the ratio be balanced or it can be any dosage as long it's not too high?
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    I think 14-14-14 but I'm not sure

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    I use 14-9-15, I really don't think it's a big deal, just go super easy on it. Like one pellet per nepenthes pitcher every 6 weeks, and only one pellet per pot of sarracenia seedlings etc.
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    I use the balanced 14-14-14 with great results!

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    I guess I'll use the 14-14-14 one. People have used Osmocote for Flower and Vegetable (which is 14-14-14) with great results, so I guess I'm gonna try it too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    I use 14-9-15, I really don't think it's a big deal, just go super easy on it. Like one pellet per nepenthes pitcher every 6 weeks, and only one pellet per pot of sarracenia seedlings etc.
    How much would you recommend for an adult size of Nepenthes? Is there a dosage for the number of pellet to put?
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    Like I said. I use osmocote on Neps pretty regurlarly, I'd just do one pellet at a time. If the pitcher is 5-6" (~12.5cm-15.25cm) or larger you could add 2; but the fertilizer pellets can kill off pitchers if used too judiciously, so start small and work your way up to what achieves the best results for you.
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    You place the full pellet directly into the pitcher? Does this work for cephs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cynicalpink View Post
    You place the full pellet directly into the pitcher? Does this work for cephs?


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    I placed it two days ago, 14-14-14 pellet. Now it's growing faster than ever. I dropped one pellet into the pitcher and filled the pitcher with a little bit of water.

    Do not cut the pellet into the half. The pellet has a resin protection, and is made such that it will release the nutrients bit by bit. If you only cut it up into half, the pellet will dump all the nutrients right away since there is no resin to control the nutrients flow, therefore killing the pitcher.

    As for ceph, I've no idea. I guess you just gonna search around or wait for others to comment.
    Last edited by TS 1989; 11-12-2015 at 06:32 PM.

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