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By xr280xr
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#281550
Just remember, it's working on looking good the rest of the year ;)
By HeliamphoraWalnut
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#281553
I like to think of its sleeping, and digesting all those bugs and using the nutrients to grow bigger traps next year
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By tannerm
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#281556
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:I like to think of its sleeping, and digesting all those bugs and using the nutrients to grow bigger traps next year
I hope so! Since I put it outside a couple months ago, it's been doing nothing but catching bugs - it never has a free trap haha.


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By HeliamphoraWalnut
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#281560
How does the sphag moss stand up to the cold?
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By tannerm
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#281562
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:How does the sphag moss stand up to the cold?
I mean... I find the most important factors are: sustained airflow, proper lighting, very high humidity and higher day temps. By contrast, here's some lovely moss growing alongside my jamban in my enclosure Image


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By tannerm
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#281566
Benurmanii wrote:
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:How does the sphag moss stand up to the cold?
Freezing does not seem to kill it.
Yeah, most of mine in that VFT pot is dead tho


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By SundewWolf
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#281587
Benurmanii wrote:
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:How does the sphag moss stand up to the cold?
Freezing does not seem to kill it.
I agree. There's a purpurea bog close to my house filled with sphagnum that takes snow and freezing temps. But nonetheless I can't seem to grow it in containers or trays.
By Benurmanii
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#281588
tannerm wrote:
Benurmanii wrote:
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:How does the sphag moss stand up to the cold?
Freezing does not seem to kill it.
Yeah, most of mine in that VFT pot is dead tho


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My outdoor sphagnum died during the summer, but revived once it started raining a lot.
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By tannerm
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#281589
Benurmanii wrote:
tannerm wrote:
Benurmanii wrote: Freezing does not seem to kill it.
Yeah, most of mine in that VFT pot is dead tho


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My outdoor sphagnum died during the summer, but revived once it started raining a lot.
Yeah, that seems to happen. Idk, I prefer just keeping it on the pots I have in my grow enclosure now.


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By Earthy
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#281638
yea...my plants all look pretty sad right now lol...they've been dormant since a week before Halloween I believe. now to not over-water and kill them :P
By HeliamphoraWalnut
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#281663
I can never seem to keep vfts over the winter. They also die or turn to mush. I think I'm keeping em too wet
By Earthy
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#281692
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:I can never seem to keep vfts over the winter. They also die or turn to mush. I think I'm keeping em too wet
what's your watering method and how often?
By HeliamphoraWalnut
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#281705
Idk, I just water em when it gets a little dry. Funny how I can keep helis and cephs alive and thriving but can't get a vft to survive

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