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Does anyone do this? My mom wants to put coffee grounds in her rubber tree plant, and I was just wondering how exactly you do it and how much do you put in?
 

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I put coffee grounds in my rose bushes. I learned this from some lady that has beautiful, long blooming roses in her garden. I don't know why but I have been doing it too and my roses are strong and everlasting.<br><br><br><br>
My mom used to put egg shells indoor plants. Just crumble egg shells on top of the soil. Don't know why either!
 

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I think it really depends on the plant, though. I think grounds add a lot of acidity, which might not be good for all plants.<br><br><br><br>
When I've thrown stuff like that in plants, it just got moldy, but maybe I wasn't doing it right.
 

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I put stuff like that into my compost, so indirectly it goes in.<br><br><br><br>
I suspect the rationale was increasing the acidity of the soil, but actually coffee grounds are relatively neutral. If you want to add acid, add the end of the pot, or your cup that you've let get cold.
 

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The coffee grounds just turned moldy and I think attracked some little tiny fly-like bugs. I took out as much of the mold as I could, but there are still a few little bugs crawling on my Wandering Jew. So, I was fed up and put it in my screen porch! (I know, I know...I live in the midwest, so it's chilly now) I want to keep my plant, but what do I do about the little bugs. With winter coming, I'm not fond of the idea of bugs inside...so I'm tempted to toss my plant. Any suggestions?
 

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The coffee grounds just turned moldy and I think attracked some little tiny fly-like bugs. I took out as much of the mold as I could, but there are still a few little bugs crawling on my Wandering Jew. So, I was fed up and put it in my screen porch! (I know, I know...I live in the midwest, so it's chilly now) I want to keep my plant, but what do I do about the little bugs. With winter coming, I'm not fond of the idea of bugs inside...so I'm tempted to toss my plant. Any suggestions?</div>
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You could replant the plant into another pot. Or wait until the cold takes care of those gnats. In the future I would compost the coffeegrounds first and then add the yummy compost to you house plants.<br><br><br><br>
One place I had that really didn't have a yard I composted in a trash can that I poked a bunch of holes in... I've also composted directly under a rose plant... That was one happy plant!
 

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my mother has always put coffee in her plants... and her orchids grow like weeds! really, shes a green thumb freak.<br><br>
she waters down whatever coffee may be left over in the pot and gives em a drink. usually the actual grounds go into the compost but she has put them directly into the larger-sized plants. just dont overcrowd the soil w/ coffee grounds....<br><br>
it works great on rhododendrins and other acid loving plants.<br><br><br><br>
my plants like vanilla soy cappucinos. snobs. lol
 

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Coffee grounds are awesome for plants.<br><br><br><br>
Um, I don't know how much you put in. Go by ear? I'm sure it's different for every plant.<br><br><br><br>
Instead of just sprinkling it on, I suggest mixing it in with the dirt, or, like above^^, mold will grow.
 
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