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By kartupelis
Posts:  44
Joined:  Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:05 am
#362536
I've a small colony of live sphagnum moss that I want to keep as a top cover supply. The problem is that when I transplant some from their terrarium to my CP pots (pure peat) they get brown tips and just don't want to live. I press the strands in the medium with the growing tips portruding upwards.
I imagine they should be misted or have more water but it's on a prized nepenthes so I don't want to over water it.
Is it really such a hassle to have a LSM top cover or is it just my crummy growing?

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By steve booth
Posts:  807
Joined:  Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:15 am
#362538
Hi - along with most things it grows best in the conditions it enjoys. generally in very wet conditions, which is even more necessary when transplanted, till it gets established. If you cant give it these conditions because of the nepenthes requirements it will dry and die, but the spores will grow if the conditions get favourable.
Cheers
Steve

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