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    I just purchased some miracle grow for acid loving plants. Do I just spray it on the leaves. Will it hurt the plant if some of it gets on the soil. I have never tried this before, but my plants are in a terrarium and they do not get feed any insects. Thanks for all your help.

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    There is one easy rule to reme,ber when it comes to fertilizing cp's . Don't. That will kill it very quick. Miracle grow = death for cp's.

    If you want to fertilize you will need to get some orchid fertilizer. I'm not sure what kind cause I don't use any.

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    I purchased a copy of the savage garden, and in it the author says using acid loving fertilizers on flytraps had good results for him. This miracle grow is specially made for acid loving plants, just like he said in the book. have you tried this yourself.

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    Fertilizer is somewhat of a grey area... For some CP's it can really make a big difference. For others it can do more harm than good. I would recommend you don't use it if you can avoid it. Catch a few insects and give them a treat every once in a while and you will be set. But if you are tempted to try other types of feeding then do so cautiously. And be prepared to potential seriously harm/kill your plants. One thing to keep in mind when using in an enclosed system like a terrarium. The salts will not be flushed away, so repeated use will eventually cause an excessive accumulation.

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    peter d'amato really needs to edit that book , the info in there is not really good .

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    Thanks for all your help. I think I will try it out on one of my common flytraps. I know in the book he says you have to dilute the fertilizer, so I will give it a shot.

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    Let us know what happens please.

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    Of all the articles I have only read only a few recommended fertilizing VFTs. The rest of them said don't. One of the pro-fertilizer articles recommended applying the fertilizer solution directly to a few leaves with a q-tip (cotton swab) or small paint brush. This would prevent the fertilizer getting into the soil where it could damage the sensitive roots of a VFT.
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