Forest moss vs Sphagnum peat moss
Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:53 pm
Hello, i have recently ask u about the other substitute media for the carnivore plant lately. At first i want use a coir (coconut husk peat) because these product are very cheap and most abundant in market but canceled because i,am worry about the mineral salt that be contained in the coir peat After the couple of day ,i found a new moss product (not a peat or sphagnum moss) called tropical forest moss that sold in compact form at the pet store who actually not for potting media but used as reptile and small animal terrarium bedding substitute. Al through on the product packet are say the product is is completely natural and 100% chemical free but still contain a soil and mud and probably contain a dissolve mineral by a water that uses during processed before dried,compacted,and packed to shipping for marketed , i took a 1 week to remove the mud contain in the moss by using a lot of bottle distilled water and require a lot soak and squeeze before mix with already used sphagnum most and the tiny aquarium gravel instead a perlite and reuse them, 1 week later after repotted, my plant grow better than before, which now grow with slighter large trap size and start to grow a flower stalk.