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    Quote Originally Posted by Vbkid View Post
    ok, so maybe this should be a better question. And I know that this information is on the forums, and I've read it, but I want some personal opinions. What is an easy way I can create conditions to grow LFS (starting with dead stuff mostly) easily, and then just add it to pots as necessary?
    Well, I mostly get the stuff already alive from other peeps, but I have grown my own....I just soak some of the dead stuff overnight in RO or distilled water, and then lay this down on some moist peat, cover it with a bag or clear lid, and put it under bright lights in a cool location. It usually sprouts in a few months.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    It usually sprouts in a few months.
    Mine starts showing growth in a couple weeks. Wonder if there's any significance in it's long-term health, in relation to it's growth rate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    Mine starts showing growth in a couple weeks. Wonder if there's any significance in it's long-term health, in relation to it's growth rate?
    Huh...Not sure, the fastest I've ever had LFS sprout from the dry stuff was a month....it seems that to get it to sprout, it needed bright and warm conditions, but if I kept it too warm for too long, it turned brown and died.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    This moss is growing outside. Daytime RH averages around 70%, but can drop much lower. I use RO H2O, as ofetn as twice a day, in the Summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerplantsguy View Post
    This moss is growing outside. Daytime RH averages around 70%, but can drop much lower. I use RO H2O, as ofetn as twice a day, in the Summer.

    The twice a day watering is why it does so well....very nice, BTW.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    An easy way to get moss to grow without a terrarium/bag/etc. is to have the pot be a little larger than the plant itself. If the rim of the pot comes up above the moss, it generally keeps growing. Any moss that creeps above the rim will turn black though.

    If you want to try growing the moss in quantity the easiest thing to do would be to start making a mini-bog sort of setup and just fill it with moss and make sure it's consistently waterlogged. It should sprout growth within not too long, especially if you have a bit of good sun on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    An easy way to get moss to grow without a terrarium/bag/etc. is to have the pot be a little larger than the plant itself. If the rim of the pot comes up above the moss, it generally keeps growing. Any moss that creeps above the rim will turn black though.

    If you want to try growing the moss in quantity the easiest thing to do would be to start making a mini-bog sort of setup and just fill it with moss and make sure it's consistently waterlogged. It should sprout growth within not too long, especially if you have a bit of good sun on it.
    .... and the more surface area the better....

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    I just saw this thread. I proposed a closely related question here:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...56#post1000556

    My question is not how to grow moss (actually I've grow lots of green moss), but is how to grow such Beautiful moss, with such uniform perfect green color, without any black end and dead-looking parts.

    High humidity in my eyes indicates algae or fungus. And I really once met this problem and found it is difficult to get rid of it. My air movement is good. But when moss layer is thick, some corners won't get much air movement and thus fungus shows (maybe the air movement is not thorough?).
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