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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    I have mind under my greenhouse benches, it is very cool on the pebble floor and it suspending just inches above the rocks via a vinyl coated rack I bought a lowes. The vinyl rack assures good drainage and air circulation while the runoff from the plants above drips onto the moss to keep it wet, with very shady conditions beneath the benches it grows large and quite fast.

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    They way I heard to do it is get a clear plastic tote with a lid(drill holes in lid), and put your starter stock in there with pure water. Place tote in a bright , indirect spot.
    Some people will trade sphagnum for plants, but Dean Cook also sells it on his site.

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    Sphagnum grows like a weed in CP collections. When I use LFS for planting Sarracenia or even some orchids, it almost invariably sprouts and starts growing its lovely green mat.



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    I recently received live LFS and was wondering if it needs to be covered.

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    depends. im growing some of it now in a shallow pot along side my terrestrial Utrics. i dont cover it and it does fine. as long as the sphagnum is growing close to the surface of the water there shouldnt be a problem. its currently in a 2.5 inch high pot sitting in about 1.5 inches of water.
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    Wow, those are pretty much my conditions. My container is Gladware and in the shape of a square pie pan. Thanx!

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