Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Sander » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:16 pm

SFLguy, thats 100% revival :)

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:55 pm

Yay Better Gro! :)
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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Sander » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:46 pm

try growing red sphagnum, its like 3x as slow as regular species

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:05 am

Honestly, I'm not too sure I like how the red sphag looks all too much :/
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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Sander » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:45 pm

Well, from my research u have quite a few colored sphagnum species:
Green
Brown
Red
Purple
Orange

and anything in between :)
Im trying to grow one of the red varieties, but its such a slow grower...

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:44 pm

So what's going on now?
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Should I spray a fungicide?
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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:09 pm

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Sander » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:41 pm

Its quite hard to see, but it sees they are "bleaching", how much sun do they get and did they dry out recently?

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Ambanja » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:02 pm

looks like 100% humidity and 0 light

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:14 am

100% humidity and 5 hours of sunlight, and they haven't dried out recently :/
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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Sander » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:01 pm

i'd say 5h of sunshine is not nearly enough, id try to give them at least 12h a day of indirect sun

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:23 pm

Oh no they get five hours of direct sun and the rest of the day is indirect
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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Sander » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:18 pm

Then id try indirect sunn as much as possible and keeping the top of the bag opened all the time

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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by SFLguy » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:12 pm

Alright, I also see some mouldy like substance so I'm gonna spray some fungicide
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Re: Sphagnum Moss Care Guide: Everything you Need to Know

by Caramelmarkie » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:21 pm

Hi. I am growing CPs and apparently purchased some SM to cover the substrate. However, compared to the ones I see on video tutorials, here, and other sources, the sphagnum dies, turning brown. In contrast with the remaining mosses which I placed in a terrarium, they grow well. Now, would it be better to just let my CPs grow without the SM or will they revive soon too?

I don't know how they do it, but my CPs need direct sunlight which kills the moss... any tips?

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