I tried searching the forum about this issue, but could not find what I was looking for. The issue is kind of noobish, so bear with me.
First of all what are the advantages of top dressing with dried sphagnum? –So far I can see that top dressing will/can 1)keep the perlite from floating on top of the water when top watering, 2)increase aesthetics of the entire pot, and 3)possibly increase humidity around the plant… any other advantages?
How much dried sphagnum do you guys use to top dress your VFT pots?
I have never top dressed any of my VFT pots, so I really don’t know how much dried sphagnum to apply or how to apply it… Should I chop up the dry pieces that came in the bag into little pieces and compact them on top of the peat/perlite mix? Or should I apply it so that it is loose (with good aeration)?
Thanks for the help.