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    Peat moss questions

    How do you get peat moss grow green? I see pictures of other peoples plants and I always see the their CPs growing in peat but the peat is growing and is green.. Is it do to fertilizer, sun, both or just that its established and has been there for a while?

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    It depends, some people grow in dried Long Fiber Sphagnum moss (Nepenthes growers like me) which turns green and grows into big thick ropy strands but peat moss often grows a "pest moss" which is green but is not the same as sphagnum. It's very short and dense. and most people tend to curse that sort of moss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    It depends, some people grow in dried Long Fiber Sphagnum moss (Nepenthes growers like me) which turns green and grows into big thick ropy strands but peat moss often grows a "pest moss" which is green but is not the same as sphagnum. It's very short and dense. and most people tend to curse that sort of moss.

    This is what I'm talking about. Is this what you are?

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    I want to make my peat moss look like this.

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    I use chopped sphagnum moss which grows like this after about 3 months:



    However, the ONLY time I ever got peat moss to grow,
    it was in a sealed terrarium for 3 years before any growth actually
    started. it looks like this today, 7 years after starting to grow.
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    I find it grows easy in a year and can be a real pain .I end up having to repot some sundews as I think it effects the growth.But it can give a good natural look

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_planter View Post
    This is what I'm talking about. Is this what you are?
    That in all likelihood is some other moss and not a Sphagnum species.

    Growth of various mosses is almost inevitable on peat moss as spores are present nearly everywhere. It's just a matter of time. If you obtain potted plants you will inherit some moss along with it. In the long run you will find many of these mosses to be most undesirable.
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    Thank you all... I get the gist of it

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