9 Plants That Love Coffee Grounds (Especially The Number 7)

Do you have tons of leftover coffee grounds after preparing your morning brew? Well, throwing them in the bin may not be the smartest idea.

You see, certain plants LOVE coffee grounds, and, because coffee is a tad bit acidic in nature, plants that thrive in acidic environments can make use of your leftover coffee grounds to grow as efficiently as possible. 

Plants That Love Coffee Grounds

Here are 9 plants that love coffee grounds: 

Pink rose
Pink Rose

I’ve often talked about the fact that roses are the most generally loved plants to ever exist. And, it’s true. I mean…do you know anyone who doesn’t like roses? Yeah…

Anyways, roses prefer slightly acidic soil for the most optimal growth. Therefore, adding a small amount of coffee grounds to your rose plant soil can be beneficial to some extent. 

Begonias
Begonias

Begonias are also a fan of coffee grounds because they contain a great amount of organic matter which, upon decomposition, can benefit the plant. Additionally, coffee grounds may also help the soil retain some moisture which, again, contributes to maximal growth in begonias. 

African Violets
African Violets

So, this is a tricky one. Although African violets prefer slightly acidic soil for the best growth, using too much coffee grounds can hinder the process by lowering the PH below what’s optimal. 

For the best results, only use coffee grounds in moderation and be patient enough to let the coffee decompose to release its nutrients into the soil. 

Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus can greatly benefit from coffee grounds as long as they’re used in moderation.

This plant prefers moderately acidic soil, so just a little coffee should get things going very well.

It will also raise the nutrient density of the soil by slowly releasing micronutrients like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus which may promote further growth in the plant. 

Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos

For the golden pothos, coffee grounds can help their soil retain some moisture which pothos are quite fond of.

Mixing the coffee with compost and other organic matter can dissolve some of its acidity and allow for a better overall composition of nutrient-dense content that promotes growth and longevity. 

Azaleas
Azaleas

When used correctly, coffee grounds can significantly boost growth in azalea plants since they generally prefer soil that’s higher in acidity.

Coffee will bring down the PH level of the soil while also adding slow-releasing nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to it.  

Camellias
Camellias

This flowering shrub thrives in acidic soil, which means coffee grounds are going to enhance its growth that much more.

Also, if you mix the coffee with soil, natural decomposition will allow beneficial micronutrients to aid blooming and overall plant health. 

Lilies
Lilies

Though lilies aren’t huge fans of lower PH levels or acidic soils, they can still benefit from the slow micronutrient release that comes as a result of the natural decomposition of coffee grounds in the soil.  

Blueberry Plant
Blueberry Plant

In terms of fruit plants, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries can all benefit from the nutrient boost that coffee grounds can provide.

The coffee also raises the acidity of the soil which is especially good for blueberries since they tend to love acidic soil the most. 

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To all the coffee lovers out there reading this – stop wasting your coffee grounds!

They’re of great use to plants that thrive in acidic soil and can be added to compost and mulch to marginally raise their nutrient density. It isn’t that hard guys.

Just put your wet coffee grounds into your plant pots rather than the bin; your plants are going to love it!

Plants That Love Coffee Grounds

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