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    Hi all. I acquired a d. paradoxa in a trade recently. Well, it appeared to die off after I stupidly put it in some standing water. But, I moved it and put it in a more suitable environment (higher temp, humidity without standing water). But, I dont know if its in the proper substrate. It was somewhat roughly transferred into a sand and peat mix. Now, Im seeing tiny runners coming off the what remains of the central portion. Okay, now the question: is sand and peat the correct substrate? I also have long fiber spaghnum available, but havent wanted to make a switch since I saw these delicate runners. Is sand/peat appropriate or should I change to the spaghnum?

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    I use peat and sand for paradoxa and it works just fine.

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    BTW, is D. paradoxa a stem forming species? Mine specimens is growing taller and taller all the time. Is this due to insufficient light? I have 72W of light at 6500K each (nine hours each day). The plant is about 15 cm (ca. 6") from the lights.

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    It is semicaulescent, slowly forming a stem. If it is growing again, let it be!
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