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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    I see the picture. Would it be possible to get a shot of the pitchers too?
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    All I have right now is this overhead one, since I was going for getting a picture of the moss.

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    On the note that this moss is not sphagnum and is common...what is it? I always thought this was the beginning of sphagnum. It is in all my pots, and I leave it be.

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    That moss is all too common, a nuisance and cosmetic issue, and is unlikely to affect your plants in any way. By summer's end, I manage to collect half the grass species in Northern California. You're far better off with that moss . . .
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    I get that moss too, usually in the wettest pots. I actually save the moss during repots and apply it as a top layer for the pots afterwards. It makes a great contrast to dark colored pitchers.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    It won't harm Sarracenia at all. It can choke smaller, slow-growing plants (such as dormant temperate sundews) though, so you may want to keep it from colonizing the pots of your other plants. (I nearly lost D. anglica to a similar moss - it's grown in thick enough that when I try to remove it I end up tearing up the one remaining anglica plantlet.)
    Otherwise, that looks like a nice find - a little underlit but the rhizome seems large and the pitchers vigorous. It'll look really good after a month or so under the sun.
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    That's good news. If it's not harmful, I think I'll keep it there, because I kind of like how it looks. Makes it look more like wildlife and not a houseplant.

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    It's just carpet moss. If you don't like it, it dies in low humidity and less boggy conditions.
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