- Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:44 pm
I've got a quick question regarding sphagnum moss.
I've recently purchased a flytrap from a hardware store. It came in a tiny pot filled completely with the long moss y'all are talking about.
I've ordered a good mix of carnivorous plant soil from a reliable grower, but it probably won't get to me for another week. In the meantime, I realized today that I might be overwatering my plant because the moss just stays so wet. I took the flytrap out of the pot and discovered that the moss was packed VERY tightly in there.
I loosened the moss and gently squeezed water out of the chunks that fell away from the plant, then tried to put the plant back in the pot. But I couldn't get all of the moss back in! I threw away about 1/3 of the moss, and then was able to get it back in there.
My question is, is it OK if the moss is fairly loose around the plant, or was it supposed to be tightly packed?
While I wait for the soil to arrive I'll try not to overwater, and hope I haven't damaged the plant during today's desaturating :/