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Live sphagnum moss

by twigs » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:18 am

Does anyone have a good source for live sphagnum moss? I looked on ebay, but there is no telling the quality and/or source of the moss.

Any recommendations? I haven't been able to find any at nurseries around here.
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Re: Live sphagnum moss

by kevinqwe » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:18 am

you dont need live...

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Re: Live sphagnum moss

by mktamin » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:19 am

Just used dead dried sphagnum as a top-dressing, and eventually, if the conditions are right, live sphagnum will eventually start growing on top of the dead one, though it's not guaranteed, because many of the sphagnum spores were probably washed off and/or killed, but chances are very good that at least one spore will make it and one is all you need. It will multiply and slowly cover your media. If your conditions aren't ideal for growing sphagnum, there's no point in buying live sphagnum moss, it'll just die.
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Re: Live sphagnum moss

by Adam » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:19 am

some species of Drosera do really well in LFS as opposed to anything else. The lance sundew is one. Hawaiian Botanicals only grow it in 100% LFS.
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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Re: Live sphagnum moss

by twigs » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:20 am

kevinqwe wrote:you dont need live...


Its not for my flytraps. I want it more for my Cephs and other plants.

mktamin wrote:Just used dead dried sphagnum as a top-dressing, and eventually, if the conditions are right, live sphagnum will eventually start growing on top of the dead one, though it's not guaranteed, because many of the sphagnum spores were probably washed off and/or killed, but chances are very good that at least one spore will make it and one is all you need. It will multiply and slowly cover your media. If your conditions aren't ideal for growing sphagnum, there's no point in buying live sphagnum moss, it'll just die.


I do have this setup and a little bit is growing, but it isn't growing fast enough for my tastes.
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