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    water for live sphagnum moss?

    i have two trays of live sphagnum moss. I've been giving them distilled water. can i give them regular water that's not suitable for carnivorous plants?

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    It's best to stick with distilled or Reverse Osmosis filtered water.
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    Distilled, stay with distilled, sphagnum moss is sensitive to minerals. In addition, it is also sensitive to some chemicals that the CPs such as nepenthes can tolerate
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    damn it, maybe I really should just buy my own reverse osmosis system. I want to be cheap and do the easy way. Guess not

    Thanks Not a Number and PsychoSarah for the response.

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    Sphagnum is more sensitive to poor water than nepenthes are. That's one of the reasons to use sphagnum as a canary in the coalmine.

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