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By Z_Y
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I've started a few samples of clippings of various sphagnum varieties I've received as tagalongs on plants from various people:
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I'm no expert in moss, I just took similar looking pieces from various pots and grouped them together. I doubt I can actually get any accurate species identification from any of these without getting a professional to look at the spores or something, but they look similar to:

Orangish ones: Sphagnum fuscum
Redgreen ones: Sphagnum russowii
Red ones: Sphagnum rubellum

For the green ones I see species with very thick spongy leaf parts and a species with thinner ones and smaller heads.

Anyone else have a bunch of interesting sphagnum?

And here's a pot of mostly red sphagnum that some of my helis live in:
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I periodically mow the top part of these pots and spread them around my other pots. I think I have way more red ones than any other color at the moment.
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By Panman
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Nice. I've started growing out some of mine but it is only a couple of green varieties. Hopefully I'll get some red one of these days.
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By Matt
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Gorgeous! I need to get some red sphagnum someday too. Been wanting it for as long as I can remember, but sphagnum doesn't grow all that well here, so I've not pursued it. Maybe next year when we're relocated in Missouri I'll finally get some.
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