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    I know that Nepenthes love acidic soil, other acid loving plants, I can't think of the plant's name right now, like to have coffee grounds on their soil for their roots. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried this, I would try but I have only one nepenthes. I don't know if there are other nutrients in coffee grounds that may hurt nepenthes' delicate roots.
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    No, I haven't personally tried it and i wouldn't. I think the plant you are thinking of is a Rhodedendron or an Azalea, least those are the 2 most common types of ornamental acid lovers. I wouldn't put coffee grounds in a Nepenthes soil mix for 2 reasons.

    1. Possible composting and release of excessive nutrients.
    2. Compacting and release of unknown potentially harmful substances to a Nepenthes plant.

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    Exactly thats why I thought I should ask, and yeah those are the plants I ment. Still it might be an interesting experiment for those of you who don't mind sacrificing a nepenthes for science.
    Im a terible speeler, but I are collage stodint.
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    i put crack cocaine in my mix, the pitchers are 4feet long
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    Uh AzNsUShi41, knock it off. Bragging about drugs will get you a swift kick in the behind and termination of your account here. And also, only add information if it pertains to the topic at hand. I am a real stickler about people posting nonsense.

    Don't let it happen again.

    As for the question, an excellent specimen for the experiment would be N. ventricosa.




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    harsh, gracilis... i think it was a joke.
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    Hi all:

    I have had a bag of coffee mulch for 4 months and i have chickened out. I think i am going to try it in a ventricosa or ventrata first, before i can give my opinion on the matter

    Gus

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    Mine get too much diet coke already [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    btw Joking about drugs is not funny and totally out of place.

    My concern with Coffee is that it is a bean (seed). So likely very high in nutrients which directly could be a problem or indirectly by feeding microbes that cause decomposition etc..

    But on the other hand only way to know is experiment! Never can say for certain what you might find!

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