Jds wrote:Megan is correct.I think your sphagnum is slightly wet.
Sphagnum works same as carnivorous plants in terms of watering,
if you will keep them "moist" they will grow well and if you keep wet it will bring consequences like these.
Am I correct Megan?
I grow Sphagnum while it stands in water halfway high, in a bright location, no indirect light.
It only dies back when the temperature gets too high.
You can't really compare Sphagnum's conditions, to CPs.
Sphagnum, in general, likes very bright light, but cool temperatures, with high humidity, and that is why it does great in highland greenhouses. In higher temperatures it burns and dies, especially if not kept wet.
CPs enjoy a wide variety of conditions. Some, as mentioned above - Aquatic Utricularia, enjoy being submerged. Sarracenia and Tropical/Sub Tropical Sundews grow nicely in wet soil, even in nature.
Dionaea like it moist, not wet.
Also, these mentioned CPs can do well in higher temperatures (most of mine survive temperatures of over 40 celsius for short periods, and high 30s for most of the summer), as long as they are kept in wet soil.
All of them can do well also in RH of 20-40%.