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    I like to share with all of you an experiment I'm running for the last 4 months.
    In this experiment
    I had 10 Nepenthes with my normal mix of peat moss and perlite
    And 10 Nepenthes plants in peat moss perlite and Osmocote (10 pellets in each pot of 1.5 Liter)
    Both groups of plants were the same age and size both of them get the same amount of light humidity Temp. and so on.
    You can see the growth in the 2 groups on the photos
    First photo 3 plants on the right side are with Osmocote and the 2 plants on the left side without Osmocote .

    Second photo the plant on the left side without Osmocote and the one on the right side with Osmocote

    The Osmocote plants have at least additin of 50% in growth the leaves are larger and better color and they all have nice size pitchers.
    Arie
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    Pretty cool experiment, there seems to be so much 'vodoo' when it comes to Nep soil mixtures and fertilization. Many times folks don't include enough data points with their plant experiments, nice to see that you did (and could!). Were all the plants of the same species; I imagine they were all subjected to the same conditions (light, watering, etc). Would be pretty cool to do these same types of experiments with different soil mixtures--too bad I don't have enough room and plants or I'd do it!!!

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    A man after my own heart! Great job. *makes a beeline to Home Depot*

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    Can I get osmocote somewhere that had it in those nice little baggies so I don't have to buy 2 pounds of it (I don't have that many neps,yet)

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    Is osmocote soil or fertilizer?

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    Osmocote is a fertilizer.


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    Heeey Arie. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Haven't seen you around in a while. Hope all is going well with you.

    Interesting experiment. You hear so much about fertilizer being death to most CPs. I've heard of misting neps with dilute orchid fertizer on the leaves but not putting fertilizer in the soil.

    Thanks for sharing that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Hi Suzy
    Thanks I'm fine but have lot of work
    I'm always here I write when I have something to write as my English isn't so good.::
    Arie
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