Plants that love used coffee grounds

Plants that love used coffee grounds
Plants that love real used coffee grounds cont.
  • Philodendron – This is one of the most popular houseplants preferring slightly acidic compost with pH levels at 6-6.5. Used coffee grounds can be used as a natural source of the required nutrients but make sure that the compost is close to neutral before adding any coffee grounds. Can be added as a compost tea by being mixed with wate.
  • Streptocarpus (African violet) – In the wild many Streptocarpus varieties are endangered due to the conversion of vast areas of the natural landscape being converted into agricultural areas. Fertilisation during the growth period with used
  • g. sprinkled into the soil should release nitrogen & create slightly acidic conditions which should improve the health of the foliage. They grow best in compost with a pH of 5.8-6.2 so the addition of c.g. can help the plant between potting routines. Only use c.g. if the plant has not been fertilised beforehand especially not on newly aquired plants. When adding c.g. only use a light covering or mix into the compost.
  • Crassula ovata ( Money tree or Jade Plant)- Widely grown as a Bonsai plant. It favours slightly acidic soil so it can benefit from being fertilised with c.g. Alkaline soil may affect the health of the plant. Used c.g. are good added when a plant is being repotted or on plants that are going to be used for cuttings. The plant can bewatered with cold, brewed, diluted coffee. Its colour should improve & it also supports new shoot growth. Make sure that the c.g. have not been exposed to milk, sugar, cream or syrup. The c.g. need to be pure & black  
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