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Thread: What's this moss at the bottom of my vft?

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    Is this sphagnum moss or do I need to get it out of the pot while I still can?

    And if it is sphagnum moss... how can I encourage it to spread so I can use it in other pots as well? Simply take care of the plant as usual and dig bits of it out when I have a bunch?

    http://www.machineedge.com/digicam/moss.jpg

    (Using a link instead of putting the pic in the post because it's rather big and people shouldn't have to download it every time they view the topic. )

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    Looks like sphagnum with maybe a little algae.

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    If you mean the "slimy" look to it in some places, I had just sprayed it good. I probably should have taken the picture before I did that. The moss is very very small, so water droplets are huge.

    But thank you, glad to hear it's sphagnum. I've read that some mosses aren't safe for the plant.

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    No,no,no. Only some mosses are not safe, spaghnum moss is tottally harmless
    to your plants!
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    Looks like a nice amount of sphagnum moss.


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    That looks like the moss springing up from the formerly dried LFS in my containers. Other moss I see in some of my post is thinner and taller. That I know has to be rooted out.

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    Sorry folks, I have to disagree, this looks too dense for sphagnum. If it has a dryish feel to it, it is not sphag. which if green and growing will feel wet to the touch. A websearch will show you what sphagnum looks like. Sphagnum forms characteristic "heads" which this moss doesn't have.
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    I agree that it is not Sphagnum. I wouldn't worry too much, unless it starts taking over. I have lots of different mosses that grow with my plants and haven't seen any negative effects.

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