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By snapperhead51
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To answer your questions , is very difficult, because i don't know your growing climate , being micro climate, , sphag moss makes lots of spores and can regenerate very quickly when quality water is supplied , but it needs the correct condition to grow !! so it needs a good supply of rain water, good light like a early spring day, like all most full sun but Coolish conditions , and very good ventilation , like air blowing over it most of the time , , this increases the evaporation rate allowing it to grow quickly , it likes to be water over head and not to dry out ,humidity must be high around 70% for it to do well and temps about 20 c day time is great as the temp rises it slows growth and as its get cooler it all so slow es , cool nights are good as well, where mine grow best is where constant water is dripping into it and get good misting all day as well like , mine gets 4 min at a time every 2 hours 8 times a day and it like some fertilization to some non urea fert at 10% strength every 2 weeks helps , it like to be wet but not drenched , so good drainage is best as well mine grows on matting above the ground , in benches i made to put the nep pots on , it works well , all these condition are for nepenthe plants just so happens the moss likes it very much as well
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By Vern
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Do sphagnum moss spore cause any health concerns?

If you grow your sphagnum in a separate container, do you just cut sections (top, bottom, all the layers?) to dress your CN plants? Or do you snip off the tops and let them dry?
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By Matt
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Vern wrote:Do sphagnum moss spore cause any health concerns?
Not that I'm aware of.
Vern wrote:If you grow your sphagnum in a separate container, do you just cut sections (top, bottom, all the layers?) to dress your CN plants? Or do you snip off the tops and let them dry?
I don't use sphagnum as a top dressing for my plants. But I believe that as long as you put the green parts of the sphagnum on a surface where they stay moist, they will grow.
By swat007j
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Joined:  Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:31 am
#138816
PeatMoss wrote:Don't bother punching holes, my regia root cutting nursery grows fine without holes.

At first i had them in a jar , it was doing good until one day the temp hit 90 degrees F and i notice that they started to get burn on the tips , now that i have them in this plastic container they still get really hot but since there inside the water stays in do you think i should leave them out side in the full sun or just place them on my window which only gets some light.
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By jrmc114064
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Joined:  Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:15 am
#139854
Has anyone tried growing sphagnum moss on the surface of water. I have a huge tube that basically is the water tray for my plants and would like to have the plant between my plants.
By Vern
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jrmc114064 wrote:Has anyone tried growing sphagnum moss on the surface of water. I have a huge tube that basically is the water tray for my plants and would like to have the plant between my plants.
I'm actually trying that right now. I had just separated some seeding sundews and placed them on top of some springs from my terrarium into a jar and the springs that I had only cut in half are starting to show new growth after about month, without any bottom layer of sand/perlite/peat/dried sphagnum. After seeing that I plucked a few springs and cut them up and put them in an old glass cup I had and put some plastic wrap over the top. I've had them in there with distilled water for about 2 weeks now and some of it is still green, though I think most of my troubles is that I cut them too small, so I'm not too sure of the status of the smaller pieces. I just dropped a whole spring into the cup today to see if that will take off any better. The only thing I can really say is if they're dead I wouldn't think the water level would go down so quickly. So I can only hope that the larger pieces that I cut are actually live.

However if anyone else has any experience on growing sphagnum without a medium other than water, I would love to hear about it.
By snapperhead51
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Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
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Hi sorry to take a long time replying to all on this thread, only just seen it was still kicking around still , Ok your spagh moss needs to be the live kind not the dehydrated kind , all thought it dose come back to life its very slow , so get the loosed packed long strand stuff , if will be more beneficial for your sphag growth, and you need a reasonable amount too just a few pieces will not grow so well min of 10 liters or a gallon bag !, as in the first post you need good light very high humidity min of 60 % , and rain or RO water only , and light fertilisation , all though the shag like lots of water , I found it dont grow as well when water logged, , but grow very quickly when well drained , all mine is sitting on weed mat only , supported off the ground to , so the water just goes through and dose not water log the bottom , therefore it all stays alive , and the bottom dose not go rotten or smelly , it stays airy light and grows a heap quicker ok
J
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