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By PhilM
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I am interested in getting some size/leaf jumps in my plants and was interested in trying the coffee fertilization method e.g.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0NCURB ... 6Gardening


My plants currently grow under lights in their natural temperature range(or very close to it) with 75%+ humidity and monthly Maxsea applications and receive low TDS water >25ppm.

Has anyone here tried this method?
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By optique
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It was my first attempt at feeding my nepenthes. I just poured a mix of half coffee half water into the pot and the next day flushed the LFSM with water. I did not notice any change in growth. What i am doing now is when a pitcher starts to fade i drop 2-3 Osmocote pellets in it. This seems to speed up the natural desiccation of the pitcher so i can remove it quicker why feeding the plant. To me that's a win/win.
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By murrkywaters
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I've used it and have seen a spike in growth. There are a lot of variables that could impact my results, so take that with a grain of salt.

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By PhilM
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optique wrote:It was my first attempt at feeding my nepenthes. I just poured a mix of half coffee half water into the pot and the next day flushed the LFSM with water. I did not notice any change in growth. What i am doing now is when a pitcher starts to fade i drop 2-3 Osmocote pellets in it. This seems to speed up the natural desiccation of the pitcher so i can remove it quicker why feeding the plant. To me that's a win/win.
I do that as well & see some good leaf jumps but the pitcher definitely dies of quicker than usual
murrkywaters wrote:I've used it and have seen a spike in growth. There are a lot of variables that could impact my results, so take that with a grain of salt.

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I am OK seeing no results so long as there are no bad outcomes
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By murrkywaters
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If you're worried about osmocote drying out the pitcher, you might try rinsing the pellets in near boiling di water first.

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