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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? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    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. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img])

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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. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] 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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