FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  1663
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#358857
@hungry carnivores, How do you go about doing that? I've reused some moss that was still in decent shape but you bake it?
By tommyr
Location: 
Posts:  1687
Joined:  Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:38 am
#358872
I buy Besgrow brand from Amazon. Although the past 2 years I been trying it on a few flytraps and honestly they don't do any better in it over peat/perlite. I much prefer peat and perlite. It's easier to remove from the roots during re-potting (it basically just falls away from the roots on it's own). It's messier but to me easier.
By Sundeewz
Location: 
Posts:  110
Joined:  Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:35 pm
#358892
mcgrumpers wrote:IMO regular bettergro sucks... Bettergro premium is great, but the regular one not so much.
I did not know that there was a premium grade version of Better Gro sphagnum moss until you just brought this up, and apparently I've been using it this whole time. Huh.
By Sundeewz
Location: 
Posts:  110
Joined:  Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:35 pm
#358932
evenwind wrote:Lonquen (BetterGro's supplier) produces two qualities - 5-star and 2-star. So "Premium" and "not-so-Premium"?
http://lonquenchile.cl/en/qualities-and-formats/
I wonder if the 5 star and 2 star batch sometimes get mixed up because sometimes I find a clump of the poorer quality stuff mixed in with the premium grade.
User avatar
By Intheswamp
Location: 
Posts:  1130
Joined:  Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
#420920
Reviving an old thread here (I've never been really PC, anyhow! :mrgreen: ).

There are two versions of Better-Gro Sphagnum Moss:
  • "Sphagnum Moss - Long Fibered"
  • "Premium Grade - Orchid Moss"
Are both of these long fibered? If so, is one just cleaner with a better grade of moss in it? It appears that the "Long Fibered" version costs less but yet has more moss in it...???
By davinstewart
Location: 
Posts:  257
Joined:  Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:29 pm
#420925
Imo, the "long fibers" of sphagnum moss are just a measure of how humid things are where the moss grows. If it's super humid they grow nice and long. If it's dry, they grow short and compact. Either one works nicely for me.
User avatar
By Carnies
Location: 
Posts:  1300
Joined:  Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:48 pm
#420953
I've found the best deal on New Zealand Sphagnum, or Besgrow Sphagnum on hunterflytraps.com. They have a 40L compressed brick for only $40!! It's basically besgrow but with a few more debris.
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  4519
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#420955
Carnies wrote:I've found the best deal on New Zealand Sphagnum, or Besgrow Sphagnum on hunterflytraps.com. They have a 40L compressed brick for only $40!! It's basically besgrow but with a few more debris.
What is it normally priced? Have you gotten it before?
User avatar
By Carnies
Location: 
Posts:  1300
Joined:  Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:48 pm
#420961
No one has it in stock in the 40L size now, but normally I think it's 50+shipping. I have two compressed bricks at home and they are basically Besgrow but with some more debris. There are also pretty nice long strands. I highly recommend getting it when they have it in stock.

This request is over two weeks old. If confirmatio[…]

I forgot to mention I got the seeds, thanks! I jus[…]

Secret Santa 2022!

iirc orange was madagascariensis, green was x wata[…]

You can leave it, it has a chance of growing new[…]

the substance it was potted in was literally as[…]

Hang's Grow List

New Additions Triton Cracker Crispy Sun Hypatia S[…]

Update: It seems like the mites were eradicated af[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!