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By bbtellmewhy
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hi guys, so I have some question regarding to the soil mix for flytrap, after doing some research i notice that alot of ppl on the internet recommend peat moss for growing fly trap seeds. when i was at the store, they told me to get a bag of green moss and charcoal for germinating the seeds and when they reach a visible size, transplant them into peat moss. what do you guys think? what would be the best or cheaper way to germinate fly trap seeds and mayb not having to move them even when they are bigger?

also, if green moss and charcoal is not the way to go, what do you guys recommend me to do with the bag of green moss, anything interesting? i dont rly wanna just throw them green moss away, so if you guys have anything interesting take on the green moss pls let me know (mayb i can grow smth else that works with green moss)

thanks!
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By m80torpedo3
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yeah definitely don't use the green moss for any carnivorous plants. You can germinate seeds in pure sphagnum peat moss but the better mix is 50/50 peat/sand or a peat/sand/perlite mix. Everything you need to know is on the flytrapcare.com site and this part is a good way to germinate seeds. https://www.flytrapcare.com/growing-ven ... -from-seed. The green moss you might see people using is live sphagnum moss it works really well.
By bbtellmewhy
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m80torpedo3 wrote:yeah definitely don't use the green moss for any carnivorous plants. You can germinate seeds in pure sphagnum peat moss but the better mix is 50/50 peat/sand or a peat/sand/perlite mix. Everything you need to know is on the flytrapcare.com site and this part is a good way to germinate seeds. https://www.flytrapcare.com/growing-ven ... -from-seed. The green moss you might see people using is live sphagnum moss it works really well.
any idea what else could i do with this bag of green moss other than throwing it away?
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By _-SphagnumFromHell-_
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When growing carnivorous plants, I would advise to not listen to any typical gardening directions. Most if not all of Carnivorous Plants grow in areas that are different to the areas that garden plants grow in. Venus Flytraps are specifically bog plants, which means they need a soil that is low in nutrients and slightly acidic. While I doubt the green moss and charcoal mix will help with that. A Sphagnum Peat moss and perlite or pure Long Fibered Sphagnum moss will supply those requirements well.

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