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By Sundew grower
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Both of my sundews have been getting this moss growing on their soil. It doesn't look like it is harming them, but I would like to know what it is and if it could potentially be harmful?
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By Panman
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I don't think that's moss, I think it is algae. It isn't necessarily a problem as long as it doesn't overtake the plants.
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By Sundew grower
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If it were to overtake the plant, how would I deal with that.
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By optique
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Looks like it was caused by fertilizer on the media or the peat is breaking down. I have replaced peat for less.
By steve booth
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At this stage, it could be algae, the start of a moss, or a number of other things. Either way its nothing to worry about at the moment, wait and see what it turns into and deal with it if necessary then.
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