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Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

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By Ericrud
Posts:  86
Joined:  Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:21 am
#179422
Just bought a macro lens for my phone, Expect Much higher quality pictures guys!

P.S Feel free to post your sphagnum if you want to show off :)
P.S.S There's tiny bugs crawling around in my sphagnum... they look gross, I'll snap a photo when I get my lens, and see if any of you mentlegen can help me out.
By Ericrud
Posts:  86
Joined:  Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:21 am
#180728
Update: planted Ginger: already has roots, and Lowes Deathtrap vft is growing fantastic, and should probably be replanted in a bigger container soon.

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By snapperhead51
Posts:  2183
Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
#180734
yes your live sphag is to dry, it like cool good light sun light , and high humidity and very good water quality and some very light fertilizer to grow well , when you got the conditions right it will be a lush green and grows very quickly , in pots containers or on grow benches
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sphag on grow benches , this is up to  7 in deep  in places
sphag on grow benches , this is up to 7 in deep in places
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a pot a heliamphora  with over growing sphag
a pot a heliamphora with over growing sphag
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By Sander
Posts:  1226
Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#182709
Where are the photo's? :D

Ps Snapper, wow, they look awesome, mine do now grow nearly as fast, but then again, its about 30 degrees C during the days here. (the sphagnum container gets about 25 degrees :( )

So should i keep it in the tray it is in now and place it in full sun and let it reach a bit higher temps with lower humidity (taking the cover off because i dont want to boil it), and keep the cover on and let it get indirect sun only?
By Ericrud
Posts:  86
Joined:  Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:21 am
#185054
Hey everybody it's been a long while! I'm back as an update to what's been going on with my sphagnum moss. Basically what I have done is ridden the takeout thing and switched it with a big salad container because I heard that height might help the growth a bit
I also took about half of the sphagnum and dropped it in my fly trap medium.

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By Sander
Posts:  1226
Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#185060
Well, i was thinking the same coline, but in nature i have seen them flooded for weeks at a time (2-3 weeks). I think it has to due with a substrate under the sphagnum
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