Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

Ask questions about how to grow and care for Venus Flytraps
User Avatar
Pickles6

 
Posts: 160
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:50 pm
Location: Renton, Washington
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by Pickles6 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:15 am

I use sphagnum peat moss now. It's from miracle-gro! My mom has some regular potting mix from them.
Pickles6

"Earth laughs in flowers."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

User Avatar
Nickrober

 
Posts: 427
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:07 am
Location: North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by Nickrober » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:12 am

Pickles6 wrote:I use sphagnum peat moss now. It's from miracle-gro! My mom has some regular potting mix from them.

Your plant has death in its near future.
Foul Hook - My fly fishing website!

User Avatar
KayEhm

 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:13 am
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by KayEhm » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:17 am

Sphagnum moss has always worked perfectly fine for me, just be aware that since it retains water so well, you want to make sure it's not too moist that's all. I've used sphagnum moss for years and have always had success with my plants.

User Avatar
yellowjacket7

 
Posts: 197
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:26 pm
Thanked: 41 times in 35 posts

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by yellowjacket7 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:30 pm

Wow... This post was made in 2009.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User Avatar
Anymal911

 
Posts: 994
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:14 pm
Location: USDA Zone 9a, Texas
Thanked: 141 times in 131 posts

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by Anymal911 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:06 am

Dang.........
BTW I actually use LFS for EVERYTHING and it works great lol.
Hit that thumbs up if I helped you in any way! :)
Have any plants you don't want? PM me!

My Growlist
My Photo Thread
Anymal911's S. minor Journal
Follow me on Instagram!

User Avatar
Alex2893

 
Posts: 495
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:35 pm
Thanked: 183 times in 119 posts

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by Alex2893 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:27 am

Anymal911 wrote:Dang.........
BTW I actually use LFS for EVERYTHING and it works great lol.


Wow everyones view point back then on just lfsm was way different then now.

User Avatar
yellowjacket7

 
Posts: 197
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:26 pm
Thanked: 41 times in 35 posts

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by yellowjacket7 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:23 pm

I know right


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User Avatar
Jhereg

 
Posts: 31
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Location: United States
Thanked: 6 times in 2 posts

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by Jhereg » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:44 pm

Hi!

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 :/

User Avatar
Tryner78

 
Posts: 133
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:41 am
Thanked: 21 times in 18 posts

Re: Sphagnum Moss, not Peat

by Tryner78 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:40 am

yellowjacket7 wrote:Wow... This post was made in 2009.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Almost 10 years ago now, in 2017. I'm thinking I will need to repot my sarracenia and VFT's, since something is going wrong with the soil. I do not know why, it was fine for the last few months but now... boom, it smells and the plants are slowing down. Does this look ok? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FKPAI9C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
No, officer. I said I grow Carnivorous plants...

Previous

Return to Venus Fly Trap Care Questions

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests