Hi all, I'm Joe. I'm new here, and I haven't had time to go through all the archives, but I haven't yet found any real answers for this question that's been bugging me...
I saw in this post to the Nepenthes>Pictures thread a photo posted by D muscipula (1st post, 5th picture) of some bryophytes that appear to be growing with the various Nep.
What kind of mosses are these? I've yet to get my copy of The Savage Garden (it's in the mail) but all of my internet research has turned up very little on live mediums for Nepenthes. I know that live sphagnum is used with the North American CPs - could I use it with my Nep.? If not, what kind of moss works? (Or, if the photographer or grower happen upon this, what kind of moss is that?)
As an aside, will live mosses help protect against other soil-dwelling things like mold? I have a dusty apartment (two chinchillas, lots of books) and although I like to keep it aired out, in past winters mold has been a problem for my Nepenthes (and other indoor plants.) Only one fatality from the mold - a small rubber tree - but if I could use plants to ward it off instead of fungicide it would put me at ease.