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    damn, i want some red.
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    There's lots of red sphagnum in bogs around here, it's weird, it looks totally the colour of something that has expired but it's growing nonetheless
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    Heck. I bet my pot of Drosera adelae would be a whole lot happier in the Chilean stuff. I bought some Chilean today just to try to grow some moss. I've only ever used Mosser Lee in my mixes. I think that's about to change. It's a shame I have a bag and a half of Mosser Lee left....
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    I went to Lowes looking for Sphag, and found bales of each. I had to ask where the moss was, and the clerk was surprised at my reaction when I found both.
    "What's the difference?"
    "Well, ones great stuff, and the other's cr@p."

    I then proceeded to show her all the sticks, mud and garbage in the ML bag. It was fun!
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    Actually, the Mosser Lee sphagnum moss USED to look pretty close to what the Chilean
    Sphagnum looks like today! (Not quite as good, and not as "light" in color, however
    heavy, "meaty" and thick and tightly packed!)
    But then, that was WAAYYYY Back about 40 years ago!

    So I can only suggest we enjoy it while we can. We may see history repeat itself!
    Sad situation!
    When I have it, I use up the Mosser in the bottoms of the pots, and keep the nice stuff for
    the tops and the "nicer" plants I have.
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    In all my years I've never found Mosser Lee that was comparable in any way to the quality NZ or Chilean stuff as far as cleanliness, fluffiness, and even ability to return to life. I had a lotta things germinate from Mosser Lee but sphagnum was never one of them that I can recall! lol

    Def if you're trying to start a culture of live sphag go with the Orchid Moss or other nice imported stuff.

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    The Mosser-Lee batches I have come alive all the time. A nice spikey golden and deep red-brown moss. Here's my Drosera rotundifolia 'Charles Darwin' in Mosser-Lee stuff, even though I trimmed it down to keep it from over growing the plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upper View Post
    and when you say there's hundreds of type of sphagnum, who took the time to name them all? o_o dont most of them look pretty much the same?
    Sounds like something my father said about 'round' sundews and common Neps.....

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