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Thread: Live Sphagnum moss or Not for Ceph's

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    last time i grew my cephs with LFS...it overtook em, caused air circulation issues and BOOM powdery mildew....mine dont seem to mind the carpet moss though, keeps em dry enough around the crown....

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    I think they do just fine in a mix of sand and peat with a top layer of LFS - live or dried. I start the leaves in LFS.

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    From what I've seen - it'll only screw you over if you use only LFS as a media. If you forget to water it, it's really hard to re-wet the dry LFS strands. And when the sphag gets too full of water it makes the plant rot.

    It doesn't seem to encourage fungus, etc. in my conditions.

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    Most of my larger Cephalotus grow in some live sphagnum, at least as a constituent of a top dressing. In my experience over the years, I have found that that healthy layer of moss ensures a higher local humidity and helps to prevent less desirable elements, including destructive molds such as (Botrytis) or the fungus (Pythium) -- currently a prime suspect in the so-called "Cephalotus Sudden Death Syndrome" -- from taking a foot-hold.



    Since sphagnum moss generally grows more rapidly than smaller Cephalotus plants, the method is to just keep the moss trimmed to prevent it overtaking the plant(s) or pot.

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    and there you go RSS... multiple opinions from some experienced growers

    What works for one may not work for another, too many inter-related varibles for black and white answers..

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    I grow some Cephs in live sphagnum moss. And for other pots, I deliberately plant other mosses on the surface of the mound. Give the high temperatures here year round, sphagnum grows slow enough even for very small Cephs to do well without being smothered.
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    This is actually what I wanted to know, why people use or it not. Thanks for the inputs so far. I'll probably give it a try on one of my next divisions, just so I can see for myself with my conditions what it does.

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    just so I can see for myself with my conditions what it does.
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