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    Thanks for the replies, every1. Neil, I use sphagnum moss which I got from Horti as well. However, I get it from NTUC. Colin, u might want to try NTUCs. They sell it at $3 a pack. I get sand from a nursery near my house at $2 a pack. It's a huge pack, and I had great difficulty lugging it back to my home. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Anyway, what's the diff between sphagnum moss and peat moss? I plant my sundew leaf cuttings in one part sand and one part sphagnum moss, and it seems to be working quite well.

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    NTUC sells sphagnum? Really? Never knew that. Got to love this forum.

    I've always thought the difference between sphagnum moss and peat moss is that peat moss is just decomposed sphagnum moss. The more experienced ones can probably offer a more complete answer.

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    Ok the stuff that NTUC sells sounds more like the decomposed moss u just talked about. For a start, it's brown/close to black, so it can't be the fresh sphagnum moss I think you're referring to [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Okay...let me quote from The Savage Garden.

    Peat moss "is a fibrous moss, with a consistency close to fine sawdust, and from light to dark brown in colour." Peat moss is aka sphagnum peat.

    Long-fibered sphagnum moss (LFSM) is "usually greenish or reddish in colour, grows along the surface of the moss bed in a typical bog...LFSM usually refers to the dried, ropy strands collected from the moss bed's surface. Sphagnum peat is the decomposed moss harvested from deep underground."

    D'Amato also says, "when in doubt, use the peat."

    There is also a Live Sphagnum moss, which is difficult to obtain commercially and is probably very expensive anyway.

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    Hi, every one
    Horti Singapore offers good quality products suitable for CPs are:
    1. Horti Moss 1 kg green packet, a partially decomposed sphagnum mosses without additives, retail price S$3.50
    2. Sphagnum Moss (good quality dry long-fiber) 100g pack, very light orange colour, retail price S$ 5.00
    3. Perlite 100g pack, retail price S$3.00
    4. Vermiculite 5 liter pack (about the same size as perlite pack), retail price S$3.00

    I buy them at Gaint Jurong East, SPA do carry them too.

    Good quality Dry Sphagnum Moss usually comes from Canada or New Zealand.
    I bough my first batch of Japanese Sphagnum Moss from FEF, light green colour , not the best lah, subsequently FEF offered NZ LFSM at S$8.00 for 200g, good stuff, but became fuel for the great fire.
    BTW I am not working for Horti Singapore, Neil can vouch for me.

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    I use the peat moss for my sarracenia but the spagnum moss for my nepenthes.
    Jalan kayu - perhaps we should buy some shares in Horti

    An upper pitcher plant cutting -
    http://community.webshots.com/album/80388789sWnIgD

    NOTE:- A cutting taken from a plant still producing lower pitchers will give a 'normal' nepenthes ie. it will produce lower pitchers first then upper.
    A cutting taken from a plant producing upper pitchers already will give a plant that grows only upper pitchers, no lower pitchers.
    A 'pitcher gallery' is where the art is drawn by Mother Nature and a 'pitcher says a thousand words'.
    My pitcher gallery is at: http://community.webshots.com/user/neilsingapore

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    Where exactly is this Horti Singapore?

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    Eunos industrial park. I'll post the address tomorrow. I've walked from Eunos MRT before. You can buy most Horti products from NTUC/ DIY/ hardware stores etc. Usually only the spagnum moss is difficult to buy from shops.
    A 'pitcher gallery' is where the art is drawn by Mother Nature and a 'pitcher says a thousand words'.
    My pitcher gallery is at: http://community.webshots.com/user/neilsingapore

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