positive, no. I thought it was the icky stuff too, but the more I look at it it looks how mine looked early. It will be much more obvious whatever it is in a few weeks.
When some sphag randomly sprouted for me, as I recall, it was thin strand like and suspiciously like other stuff.
Last edited by Keith; 08-14-2014 at 04:30 PM.
My Grow/Want Lists
-The horticulturalist formerly known as Shortbus-
Hey folks here's a quick update re: the status of my plants. I've made a few additions to my collection and they're adjusting nicely. I've been in the hobby since April of 2014 and as you can see I have definitely been bitten by the carnivorous plant bug...Pun very much intended. As always I hope you enjoy and please feel free to offer any advice or suggestions.
Drosera capensis by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera burmannii seedlings by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera adelae by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera spatulata (Frasier Island) by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera hyperostigma by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Pinguicula 'Gina' by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera capensis (broad leaf) by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera scorpioides by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Nepenthes x ventrata cuttings by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera burmannii by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera aliciae by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera admirabilis by RadagastCP, on Flickr
Drosera tokaiensis by RadagastCP, on Flickr This tokaiensis actually came back from the dead. Totally lost its dew for weeks before returning to this state.
Sphagnum Moss Culture by RadagastCP, on Flickr I'm now 99.99% certain that I've successfully cultured sphagnum moss. It was unclear at first but I really now think it is sphagnum and the technique worked.
Thanks for looking!
Rad, that isn't sphagnum...
Yes, it is. Sphagnum does not have the bushy growth points we so often see when it's really young. When it first sprouts, it's stringy and looks kind of like the weedier moss types.
Also, it appears you have the capensis/capensis "broadleaf" pic labels reversed.
I second hcarlton! Looks like young sphagnum to me
Well I apologize. I have never seen anything like that called sphagnum. my newly cultured sphag has alwaus looked like "mature sphagnum" so I jumped to conclusions
Thanks for the feedback so far everyone!
@hcarlton- they're actually both broad leaf. I neglected to put "broad leaf" in the first pic but the smaller one by itself was a seedling in the pot next to the 2 larger ones. When I ordered them from the vendor they arrived all in one pot so I split them up.
Any advice on how I should continue to grow the moss? Just leave it as is?