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    I'm just about to become a new owner of a few Darlingtonia plants (figure I'd give it a shot) and plan on growing them in straight sphagnum moss. Will they do better in live NZ sphagnum or the 'brick' form rehydrated LFS?

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    Either is fine, as the moss underneath the surface will die from lack of light anyway (and eventually turn to peat over many many years).
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    Amazing... I learn something new everyday. Thanks. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I would think that the live stuff (on the top of the pot) would provide more benefit: it helps to acidify the environment and remove salts. The dead stuff can't do this.

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    I was unaware that live sphagnum removes salts, but dead sphagnum and peat have the same acidic qualities as live.
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