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    i have a D. binata that poped up in chilean sphagnum... and its not a rootlet of leaflet....its a seedling!!
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    I mostly found Chilean around here and I like it. Nice blonde sphagnum, relatively clean. It's just expensive...its usually sold in very small bales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    I mostly found Chilean around here and I like it. Nice blonde sphagnum, relatively clean. It's just expensive...its usually sold in very small bales.
    its also full of reed seeds.............................but its still better than the Canadian stuff
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    Same here, PlantAkiss...The Chilean sphagnum is good stuff and actually has some "sphag" to it! It's a lot more denser and longer lasting and cleaner than good ol' Canadian stuff. I think i'm going to move all of my Heliamphora into a nice, lavish Chilean apartment, so to speak in Spring...

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    The Canadian product seems a lot like the partially decomposed sphagnum you see beneath the "good stuff" in a bog (or in a pot). Maybe people in the CP internet forums of 40 years ago praised the excellent Canadian sphagnum and said how much better it was than the American and English. We're running through the supply pretty quickly, unless we're willing to pillage every available wetland, or there's some we can strip mine on a nearby planet. Even that'll only delay the inevitable. Treat it like the gold that it is.
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    yeah! that is true. Canadian peat bog restoration efforts are going on. But the main problems are infrastructure. Bogs that aren't used for harvestation are drained out to be highways, cities, shopping malls and so on. Truly a sad state of affairs for the environmentally concerned.

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