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    Live Sphagnum?

    I love the look of live sphagnum, but I'm not sure how it can be achieved. Can you bring brown sphagnum back to life? If so, what is the best method for doing this?

    Thanks!!

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    Yes, but it takes a while. Dry Sphagnum will rehydrates when kept very wet and sprout new growths within a few months.

    Personally, I enjoy collecting and cultivating different species of Sphagnum that I find in the wild. I take a few springs from each species I find, just enough to allow it to grow back within a few months.

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    Lucky! Too bad there arent any spagnum fields in california


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    I've still got a little bit of LFS available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    Yes, but it takes a while. Dry Sphagnum will rehydrates when kept very wet and sprout new growths within a few months.

    Personally, I enjoy collecting and cultivating different species of Sphagnum that I find in the wild. I take a few springs from each species I find, just enough to allow it to grow back within a few months.
    Sounds good. I have a few spare strands that fell out of my nep's pot, so I'll dip them in RO and stick those in a ziplock bag in my temporary nep growing terrarium. Hopefully I can start my own grow.

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    Lucky! Too bad there arent any spagnum fields in california
    I found some on my lawn. Not sure if it's sphagnum or some other native species. It's thinner than common sphagnum, but it looks very similar. It's stubbier and pulls out of the ground pretty easy. It's growing right where I'm going to put my greenhouse.





    So is it the real deal?

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    I've still got a little bit of LFS available.
    I'll probably be venturing to some local nurseries in the next while, so if I can't find any, I'll keep you in mind. Do you have a website?

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    My domain name has expired. So not currently.. but I can be found here 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    My domain name has expired. So not currently.. but I can be found here 24/7.
    Great. I'll let you know if I can't find any locally.

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    Yup, that's Sphagnum. There's no way I can ID it because the growth head is way too small.

    I was about to say, there are definitely Sphagnum bogs in California, they're just in the northern part.

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