For a lot of people, coffee is the go-to when they need a bit of a pick-me-up, but it can actually make some plants perk up, too. (Give ’em a page in Us Weekly because, plants, they’re just like us!) Emphasis on some plants though, which is why it’s key to know what plants like coffee grounds—and which ones don’t.
“I’ve definitely been asked more about what plants like coffee grounds now that people are spending more time at home, making their own coffee instead of picking it up on their way to work,” says Erin Marino, the director of marketing at NYC-based plant company, The Sill
. “More people are thinking of creative ways to put food waste to good use and coffee grounds can make a great addition to your fertilizer,” she says.