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    About Peter's sphagnum. It would be best to ask him directly, but my guess is that it is the species that grows abundantly in the boggy areas in northwestern California. Here is what it looks like at my place.

    It grows very easily. The downside is that it can quickly overgrow small plants.

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    Ive got some that Ive grown from spores and such I had it for about 3 months and it is more green than not now. I'll get a pic up soon
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    It's the species. I happen to know that spiecies and it tried to eat my flytraps so I ripped it all away and replaced it with some lighter fluffier species I had pop up recently wich are much better for my little plants. Incedently, that proticular kind of sphagnum grows in really think tightly woven matts all over north america. I never see it sparce in the wild, always in giant clumps thretoning to over run everything in it's way, but usually with an orchid or a sundew sticking out of it. LOL. It's funny, I don't know any of the scientific names to these things, but I spend so much time stairing at them with my plants I've gotten a good feel for the common ones.

    Anyhow, if you want to get a good batch of it started, get yourself one of those peat pellots from Jiffy. Jiffy 7 I think is what they are called. Treat it like you would for seedling cps by letting it expand in water and then sqeazing it back into a pellot and repeating till the water is clear. Then microwave it on high till it steams a whole lot. After it cools, wrap it in LFS or stick spoor capsles on it and then set in a container with a clear lid and about 1 inch standing water. Set in high light and cool temps and sit back and wait a few weeks for the baby phase to pass and the adult form to start growing. Pull chunks off as needed from the now rapidly expanding pile of pure sphagnum [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Or, as those photos sugest, let pile reach large size, relocate to pot and put big plant in it, lol.

    Seriously though, the little peat pile in the middle makes all the difference in the world for getting a collony started.
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    So you almost need to put a bog in a pot. Have a peat base with the spahgnum on top correct?

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    Hi,

    many different forms of Sphagnum grow in my area. Big differences can be seen in light requirements for good growth.

    Older H. heterodoxa might produce nice flowers:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/joachim/H_heterodoxa_100104_A_med.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://home.**********.com/joachim/H_heterodoxa_100104_B_small.jpg[/img]

    Cheers Joachim

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    Yah, I guess I do basically make a minni bog for mine.
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    Wow! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] What are your growing conditions?

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    probably peter's sphagnum is some hybrid he created with the spores [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] but i guess peters gonna keep that a secret .

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