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By Pickles6
Posts:  160
Joined:  Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:50 pm
#26009
I use sphagnum peat moss now. It's from miracle-gro! My mom has some regular potting mix from them.
By Nickrober
Posts:  427
Joined:  Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:07 am
#26036
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.
By KayEhm
Posts:  1
Joined:  Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:13 am
#235262
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.
By Alex2893
Posts:  495
Joined:  Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:35 pm
#239536
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.
By Jhereg
Posts:  31
Joined:  Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:27 pm
#256254
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 :/
By Tryner78
Posts:  133
Joined:  Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:41 am
#306846
yellowjacket7 wrote:Wow... This post was made in 2009. Image


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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/B01FK ... 0DER&psc=1

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