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I also gave coffee to the Nepenthes Mira.  My question is, does this plant have to many nutrients in the soil?  Should I repot the plant? ShouldI  use a gallon of distilled water.  I have attached a photos of the plant.  Thank you for your time.   



The older leaves closer to the soil are what the newer leaves are supposed to look like.  The plant should have very broad leaves.  It's clear that something is making your plant produce much thinner leaves than normal.  So yes, stop using coffee.  You should also either repot the plant into fresh soil or slush the soil with distilled water.

Good growing!
Jacob Farin

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