Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

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Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:54 pm

While I was typing up some good stuff last post I tried to make, I lost a lot of the good stuff I wrote last attempts thread so I will condense it.
Growing live sphagnum from FTS, will post photo of progress every Sunday.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by LAKJP » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:19 pm

Great! Keep us posted!

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Melle » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:44 pm

Nice.
Can you tell some some more about growing conditions? Light? Temprerure? Water? And more.

Thanks

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:34 pm

Of course, they are growing inside of a Chinese takeout thingy. They sit at an east windowsill up until the sun comes out and it's warm, then they are taken outside and a lid with holes is poked,

They are watered daily little by little, just enough to keep the entire thing moist. They will be waterlogged every Monday, drained on Wednesday. Watered again with distilled or rain water.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Melle » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks.
Only sphagnum? Or also a ground sand or something?

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:21 pm

Melle wrote:Thanks.
Only sphagnum? Or also a ground sand or something?

It's straight up live Sphagnum moss on top of the dead/dying moss. No substrate underneath.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Kevonicus » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:37 am

I'm doing the same thing under some CFL lights along with some king sundew seeds I've recently sown. I just took a few small sphagnum clippings from my local bog and scattered them on some store bought LFS. Tagging along!

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Sander » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:32 am

And im trying this to, but since i dont have a lot of room, its in 2 plastic yoghurt beakers with a thin layer of peat underneath.

I also placed my cut drosera indica in the moss (which i had to cut the stem from since it was rotting) and guess what, it got new roots, small ones, but it are roots^^

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:35 am

You should all post photos too! I would love to see other people's moss

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:41 pm

I'm having a problem: it's Friday now and my sphagnum is turning white! I don't know what to do differently, is it because I've been giving it too much sun??

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Matt » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:46 pm

It looks very healthy to me. The green bits will start to grow. The blond parts are probably dead so they won't grow, but they won't decay. Just keep it in bright light and don't let it dry out. It should grow well for you.
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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:57 pm

More pieces turn white daily.... Are you sure I should keep it in the same conditions?

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Matt » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Yes, it looks fine to me; perhaps a bit dry, but otherwise quite healthy.
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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:19 pm

HELLO, my FTC buddies. I am here with a photograph of my LFS. And I am unsure if I am doing the right or wrong thing as in terms of growing, it seems to go whiter every day, this seems as an indication that it may be dying. But I am inexperienced with the grown of sphagnum, so I am unsure.

But alas. Here's the picture
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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by plantfreak1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:07 pm

Eh, maybe its thirsty. I drench mine everyday and its green as grass :mrgreen:
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