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By Chlorophyll_addict
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Joined:  Mon May 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Hey everyone! ive been keeping some sphagnum moss in the container that holds some of my smaller plants, it stays very wet and gets the nice strong light from my LEDs as well, the humidity stays between 60%-80% during the day with temps from 75-80 degrees F. But at night the humidity goes up to 80%-100% and temps come down to 60-65/70 F. Ive attached 3 pictures of the moss, it doesn't look like algae but instead the chlorophyll in the moss are alive. also there are some small grass bladed plants sprouting from it ( i know this is not the moss but instead is a hitchhiker seed or some grass).
Let me know what you guys think!
-Chlorophyll Addict
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By hungry carnivores
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Yeah, I've had that happen too a few times, most notably when half of my prolifera pot suddenly greened up. I think it's the moss spores that grow new plants, as opposed to the plant coming 'back alive'. I have kept Rose of Jericho, so that could be a possiblity, because it definitely exists. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable about Sphagnum Moss will chime in here.
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By Benny
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Joined:  Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:46 pm
Maybe I missed it, but all I see is a little algae begging to grow and a blade of bog grass. New Zealand LFSM is high quality (extra drying), and not many spores survive. I have only gotten some bog grass and a ton of algae.
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By Bob Beer
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It sure looks like a bit of live Sphagnum to me. I’ve heard of others having this happen but only with NZ Sphagnum. Not sure why that is; maybe the species is more tolerant to drying, or its spores are? Or something to do with their process? No clue.

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