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    How do you plant and grow a u. gibba? Step by step starting with what soil(if any)... how much water... getting the plant in the soil... growing it... how often to water it
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    hey,
    Grow it with eighter peat or sphagnum on the bottom, then washed silica sand over that. Take a little bit of the stolons and burry into the sand. You can grow it in a jar with however much water you would like. Just sit it next to a sunny window, and water it whenever you feel like it needs it. It is pretty easy to grow.

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    My plant is is kinda in a jumbled mess so could i just place it on the water and it do its thing? Also should i have more water than moss, meaning the moss be under water? and if so how deep sould the water be? also does it have to be a very deep container or could be in a circular contain about 1 1/2in. deep and a diameter of about 4in. I also don't have any silica sand... Come to think of it I don't really know what kinda sand that is. The only sand I know of is white sand and red sand and those are both for buildings and sand boxes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Sorry for so many questions, but I am really new at this.
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    Not much into the utrics but I have some that I got somewhere and it grows great in the tubs of water that I have all my sarrs sitting in. Thinking you can get by with only the water with maybe a pinch of sphag in to perhaps provide a happier ph level. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Okay I "planted" my u.gibba in just just water. Should I add any moss? The container is actually just a tray that is about 1 1/2in. deep and 6in. diameter. I am going to move it into a tray that is 1 1/2in deep and 4in. diameter. Is that ok? Other than that I am relieved that I have finally gotten this sorted out. These are just about the only questions I have now. My plant is as healthy as I think it could be. It is bright green. Now I see how someone could think that it is algea. And I was wondering... if a piece of root breaks of from the plant will it grow? I was wondering this because a lot of people say that they grow like a weed, and a lot of weeds; the only way to completely kill them(other than with spray) is to get it all with no root remaining in the ground; otherwise it will come back. Have a nice day [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] .

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    Again I'm no expert, but I don't think that U. gibba has much of a root system- at least I don't recall seeing much of a root system. Mine floats in the tray in an ever growing mat of green tangled mess.
    I do know for sure that you can rip off a pinch off of the mass and it will grow just fine into another large mass in time.
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    Oh no! That means that I am going to have to move up a size soon! Anyhow, will it flower the same or does it have to have roots in moss at the bottom?
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    "PH" level... what's that? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Oh and thank you guys for the help. My U. gibba should grow to become a very happy plant. And maybe even flower for me... does a gibba give seeds? Or does it just grow by root? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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