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By hollyhock
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I have a small colony of D. Shizandra . They are all growing great, but they're just not that green. Growing in cool and humid conditions. Indirect lighting on live sphagnum moss.. Any help to get em greener is appreciated...
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By hollyhock
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#261377
Update... I planted them in the peat mix and I do believe they look a little greener after a few weeks in the new medium... :D
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By Kbud
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Joined:  Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:37 am
#261466
They really do look much happier! And the soil looks incredibly well-mixed. In addition, I would try and increase the light intensity. That should really help them color up and produce more dew.
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By SundewWolf
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#261507
Huh...I wasn't aware of this at all. Back when I was learning how to grow schizandra LFS was the recommended soil. Some even said live sphagnum moss was the ideal thing to grow them on.
I haven't noticed any problem with the color of mine though, but I use cheap wisconsin sphagnum that deteriorates quickly. I might switch some over to a container of peat to see for myself how much the color changes.
By SundewWolf
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#261508
I've noticed that my current bag of peat will grow mold once the peat is wet and used to pot something up though... I originally used a base layer of peat in my schiz terrarium, but I scrapped it after a mold outbreak. I could try boiling it before I use it I guess.

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