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    Sphagnum is very easy to grow. Once you work with it for a little bit, its a breeze.

    If you want to start nice lush trays like fred here, start with dried sphagnum moss.
    Cut/grind it into near dust like consistency. make sure that you SOAK this mossy mush mix for atleast an hour so
    the fibers can soak up water.

    Afterwards, you will need to bag/cover the moss mush after you have taken it out from a water bath.
    Smooth it down nice and flat. Leave it covered for at least 4-5 months, untill the sphagnum reaches at least 1-2 inches of
    growth. at this point, the moss is extremely vulnerable to drying out.

    After uncovering, make sure that the moss is sitting in a good layer of water, as the sphagnum will take the water up,
    and cycle it though the moss itself and keep moisturized
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    I was only pointing out that it should not be exposed to sun when sealed in a small container.

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    How much sun does spaghnum need? I've never had any pop in my pots, whether in sun or shade. I have a tray with what was dried lfs, plus tons of the ground dust in the bottom of the bag, which I keep wet in very bright shade, but I've not seen any growth yet (for 2 months, maybe?). Humidity is 50 - 100%

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    My experience with LFS is that it takes about 2 months at close to 100% humidity to start growing, and probably won't with much less than that. When I've done it, it's been by accident (while rooting Nepenthes cuttings) under moderate artificial light or indirect natural light.

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    Just get yourself some live Sphagnum and throw it (place a layer) in a /some tray/s and keep it wet. Stand next to your Dionaea ( the Sphagnum not you) and watch it grow. Remember it is a non-vascular plant treating it like a vascular plant is an error.

    Did I mention - Keep it wet
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    Thanks both of you! Guess I need to be more patient!

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