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    Decapitated villosa

    The container slipped from my hand and reacting to keep it from hitting the floor my thumbnail cut the plant off at ground level......S**T!
    I pulled 3 old leaves from the bottom, put a little hormone on and replanted with a pill cup over the top. Should I continue placing it into the unheated room with the other High Elevation plants or keep it in the greenhouse environment at 64 - 70 degrees until growth resumes. before anyone calls me a klutz I would just like to say........I'M A KLUTZ!!!


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    villosa seems to be able to grow without much roots. I think your biggest concern will be if the open cut gets rot.

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    Time will tell but I am keeping the medium a little drier with the clear pill cup on top holding humidity.
    Thanks!

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    I would suggest use live LFS if you can. It is known to contain a variety of anti-microbial and anti-fungal compounds that can help prevent infection. Also, use any trichoderma if you have some. My 4yr old villosa (6" wide) perished slowly over the course of a year while still looking nice on top. The rot sets in from the bottom and through the stem..while the leaves still look lush.

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    Just saw this. Would that be New Zealand Sphagnum? It appears to be OK and growing faster than before.

    It's about 1" across now.






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    If you mean that junk growing around the crown of your plant, this is what people refer to as "star moss" and it's considered a bit of a weed. It's fine in pots with adult plants, but it tends to overgrow seedlings, and you don't want that.

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    vraev mentioned live LFS as a good medium and I was wondering what LFS stands for. I use New Zealand Sphagnum and it seems to work OK. I have just a few small seedlings and I use tweezers to pull the star moss out near the plants, kinda like mowing around a hedge. I wish I had a room I could use to create a highland habitat in and just plant without containers. I had a greenhouse in the back yard in the early '80's with three ponds and planted banana trees and several palms that way and they went crazy. Even had tree frogs living there along with a few water snakes that I added for effect. After loosing my mac and biggest hamata last spring I'm getting a little paranoid. After hearing from a couple of people that also lost their hamata suddenly I'm wondering if late winter or early spring is a rest period for them and a few others?

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