If I put coffee in my plants will they come back to life?

If I put coffee in my plants will they come back to life?

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  1. If your plants are dead, nothing will bring them back to life.
    If they just aren’t doing well, water them thoroughly. Put them in pots that will allow the excess water to drain, if they aren’t already. Don’t overwater them after that. Wait until the top inch or two of soil is dry but is still slightly moist below that level. Keep them in a sunny indoor location. Then wait and see what happens.
    I wouldn’t put coffee or any other kind of fertilizer on them until they recover a little. It would be too strong and would probably kill them. If you do try using coffee after they are healthy, dilute it by about 5 parts of water to 1 part of coffee. Overall, I doubt that coffee is a good idea for most plants.

  2. Oh, yeah, little known fact, coffee has super restorative powers.
    Nah, not really. I don’t want to say it outright kills plants, but it isn’t as good as plain ole water. Coffee grounds, however, are very nutritious plant food. The extra nitrogen is very tasty, as far as plants feel.
    Diluted coffee would work okay, but takes extra effort. Coffee is acidic, and plants grow best in more neutral soil. Not really sure what the math is there, but coffee sits around 5 pH, and neutral is 7. Slightly acidic might not be terrible for plants, like 6 or so, but I’m not a florist or anything. But I mean, just use regular water. Water is naturally 7pH. The extra magnesium, potassium, and nitrogen isn’t really worth the extra effort, in my opinion.
    If you did water with coffee, I’d say don’t do it every feeding. That would easily build the salts up way too quickly, and the plants would starve because they aren’t able to properly break down and absorb the salts.
    But my credentials don’t include botany, so don’t take my word for it. I’m sure if you really tried, you could find a way. I would recommend diluted coffee, and I highly doubt that coffee will just instantly bring a plant back to life. If it did, that would be super awesome, and I vote we just douse the Amazon with it.

  3. Pouring brewed coffee into your plant will deffinitely kill it. But hold on to those used coffee grounds. Your used coffee ground will help the plant in ways you might not have known.
    Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen. Nitrogen is an element that is actually essential for growing plants. It is also found in fertilizers that you buy from the store.
    You can simply sprinkle your ground on top of your soil or actually mix a bit of it into your soil.


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