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    Hi Joe,
    Every other friday morning Michelle drenches through the pots quarter strength fertilizer mixed just for the Nepenthes. We have tried several fertilizers and found the formula used by Sun Bulb Co for their orchids is great. The small bags are sold in Home Depot. It's the higher nitrogen formula (I recall the N at 36 in the ratio) with no urea and has a nice balance of trace elements. At least once a week our Neps are flushed with R.O. water until it pours out the bottom of the pots. There's never any salt build-up, and we have no fungus problems, probably because we grow them on the dry side. Pitcher production has been fantastic. We have a coccinea that by mid-summer had more than sixty pitchers on it.

    Trent

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    Well, today marks 6 days, so I will use it today or tomorrow, probably just on N. alata at first, then if I like what I see, every one of my Nepenthes will get some. (dare me to give it to gracilis?) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/ghostface.gif[/img] That would be a scarily fast plant if this stuff works as said. I can't wait to see the results, hopefully with great findings, this could become big! (ouch) Anyways, thanks for all of the comments, I appreciate them! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    i would'nt be surprised if this benifits pinguicula as well , i'm gonna try it as well .

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    I bet it'll work. Barry has a lot of experience with, cp's so I don't think it is just a myth.

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    barry did'nt do the experiment as you know barry , he does'nt like to use fertilizers , that is an article from david purk , a friend of barry that grows nepenthes .

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