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    Is Hypnum moss safe to use on CPs?

    I like to grow sphagnum moss on all of my plants. I found this fern moss on my mother's grave. There is a lot of it so I brought some home. Will it be safe to put on my Nepenthes?

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    No Sheila, this stuff will only rot and leach nastiness into the media.

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    I have quite a bit in my Sphagnum cultures, but not very much in my Nepenthes pots. I've never witnessed it rotting or causing issues.

    I'm sure you could, but keep a watch on it. I don't think it harm CPs unless it grows over a tiny seedling and blocks the light.

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    I've had it in my pots for years; not always the easiest to keep pretty, but I've never experienced anything negative about it. If anything it seemed to have very positive root growth up through it.

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    Its probably not UNSAFE to have some growing on the surface of your soil, but I would not advise using it IN the soil mix; that is likely to lead to problems.

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    Thanks! I'll try it on the surface of one plant and see how it works. I may try a Sarracenia instead of Nepenthes, first.

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