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    Lol NaN, even if its sphag, make sure it has no fertilizers or nutrients
    Miracle Gro = BAD
    lol....and as fast as the temperate rainforest goes, it runs all through here in western washington. the woods in the back are part of it if im not mistaken, just so much in the way of land developement going on.
    even took out some sphagnum bogs -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    Lol NaN, even if its sphag, make sure it has no fertilizers or nutrients
    Miracle Gro = BAD
    I've yet to see decorative mosses like Green Moss, Spanish Moss or long fiber sphagnum with fertilizer added. The main application for decorative mosses is top dressing for dried or artifical flower arrangements which looks a lot better than a chunk of styrofoam. Silk flowers don't need much in the way of fertilizers. Dried Green Moss and Spanish Moss get waterlogged when wet and quickly turn into mush if kept wet, unlike sphagnum which can hold up to 20 times its weight in water and retain its structure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    The simple rule of thumb is:

    If it doesn't say "Sphagnum" on the package somewhere don't use it.
    That's a very good rule-of-thumb NAN. All new CP growers should have that written on their hand when they go media shopping.
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    Green moss can kill carnivorous plants so i wouldn't use it go by the major rule if it doesn't say spagnum DON'T use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    The simple rule of thumb is:

    If it doesn't say "Sphagnum" on the package somewhere don't use it.
    really I got a small pack of dried Chilean sphagnum and all it said on the package was orchid moss lol
    just have to know what dried sphagnum moss looks like lol.
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    it does say that it is chilean...on the back in the fine print

    the main reason the "green moss" is toxic is because the green you see is a dye. the dye is toxic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    it does say that it is chilean...on the back in the fine print

    the main reason the "green moss" is toxic is because the green you see is a dye. the dye is toxic.

    Alex
    so maybe wash it really rea;lly well maybe soak it and change the water and I think its fine as a top dressing jsut not mixed in with the soil.
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