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    Mosser Lee's Long-Fibered Sphagnum Moss

    I bought this stuff and thought it was very inferior to other brands of LFS.? There's all sorts of swamp grasses mixed in. What do you think?

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    ive gotten some that look and feel just like the NZ stuff, then sometimes its so filled with sticks and vines(?) that there isnt much moss to use. I would just make sure you check out all the bags and try to get the best one they have.

    I also notice that the mosser lee stuff is usually alot darker in color than other brands.

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    On every occasion that I have used that particular brand, I had to spend a good amount of time cleaning it from all manner of detritus (and once filled a quart bag or two with leaves and twigs). I would rather splurge on the better-value New Zealand or Chilean varieties of sphagnum which are now widely available online from both CP and orchid nurseries . . .
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    I too have used this moss once. I will not use it again. I had so many sticks, twiggs, chunks of bark, vines & leaves in it, that alone makes it worth the money to buy the good stuff!
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    Really? I've always used this moss with no problems or excess debris. Maybe I'll check out another brand so I can see the difference.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    I used to buy this brand of moss. Some people will tell you that it varies in quality, however my local stores that carry it all have poor quality material. The stuff is horrible. The majority is made of dark fibers and does not have the fluffy matter that the Chilean moss does.


    Once I purchased a bag of Chillean Orchid Moss (Blonde Sphagnum), I never looked back.
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    It's cheap stuff so I use it to line the bottom of pots over the drainage holes before plopping in the soil.

    It's perfect for that.
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    I have the bad quality stuff too. It grows pretty fast, but has very loose heads (bad for slurries), so I would just use it like Fryster would and buy Chilean Blonde instead.
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