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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    From what I have been reading, mostly from xscd's posts, they need well-drained media and not sitting water. The srier conditions encourage root development.

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    Well, I grow mine just like my Sarrs. Sitting in water up to the soil level. I do believe bugweed grows his like this too, but don't let me speak for him though. I have mini bogs out in the yard with my Sarrs and there are VFT in them. I top them off just like bugweed does his and my traps look fine. They are a little dry now, and I have to admit I am not as religious in watering them like bugweed it. Although I do have others sitting in pots that are in constant standing water. I just think if your getting root rot you had a fungal problem and the plants needed a repot anyways or a dose of fungacide.
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    VFTs love sphagnum moss, but will probably die in dry sphagnum what with the lack of water and all



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    A few of mine are in nothing but LFS in a tray of shallow water and they are growing very nicely.

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    LFS good, just like Grundels!

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    guys....how do I get live sphagnum. I have seen no local garden center in canada, mississauga that has live green sphagnum. I really want it for my terrarium.

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    If u see the pics in my sig...I actually cut away some wet sphagnum and laid some right on top of the soil mix.

    Now will that promote sphagnum growth or will it be affected by fungus inturn making my VFT;s susceptable?

    thanx.

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    it'll grow new sphagnum.

    Sphagnum auctually has anti-fungal properties.

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    This is what happens to the dried LFS ove time, just by being at a window sill:



    This also works:


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