Do Roses Like Coffee

Roses typically thrive on sun, moisture, and nutrient-rich soil. They also enjoy pruning, which encourages growth and blooms. But does coffee play a role in rose health?

It turns out that, yes, coffee can help roses flourish. Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium — all beneficial nutrients for plants — that help to increase plant growth and root development.

In addition, the acidity of the spent grounds helps to lower the pH of overly alkaline soils, making them more hospitable for roses. Sprinkling used coffee grounds on the soil around your mountain roses is an easy way to fertilize them naturally.

But don’t overdo it – too much caffeine can harm tender plants like roses. So use coffee judiciously; mix one cup with four or five parts vegetable compost before applying it to your rose garden. This will dilute the caffeine content enough for roses (or any other type of flower) to benefit from the nutrition without being overcome by the strength of the brew!

Finally, it is important to remember that moderation is key; avoid allowing water runoff into neighboring gardens or waterways with highly concentrated levels of caffeine by giving your roses only what they need. One cup per 12″ diameter of the plant should be plenty!

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