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    MaryZ
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    My VFT is planted directly in a small clear plastic cube (a little bigger than a computer speaker). The top is removable. The soil looks like it is mostly moss. I'm worried about over watering because there is no where for the excess water to escape to. Now can you picture it? I bought it at a hardware store for &#368... so its nothing special. Should I transfer it to a bigger container? Will that help it grow faster? I've never had much of a green thumb (as you can probably tell) but I just moved into a new house and I'm trying to keep all my plants alive. Another plant I'm trying to grow is an indoor palm tree.

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    Hi Mary, thank you for the discription. I personally would put it in the biggest pot that will fit into its little box, plant it in 50/50 peat, sand mix then put the whole thing back in the box with just a little water in the bottom, about 1/8 inch. The box will help keep the humidity up around the plant but to keep it from getting too humid you should keep the lid off the box or at least tipped to one side. That would be my plan of action, but again, tap the collective mind of the forum, some one else may have had better luck with the moss than I have. Happy growing!

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    MaryZ Let me guess where you got the VFT terarrium......LOWE'S!!!!!!! That is where I have gotten lots of my CP'S. And they now are all thriving.

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    Thats where I got it. Happy to hear yours are thriving.

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    Am I good or what?! Well I found that the brown moss that it is in. (Sphagnum) Harbors mold so I replanted mine into a regular pot. You can keep the balck soil at the bottom (the peat) since that is OK and just mix some perlite in with it and then just put it in a 3-4 inch pot and you'll be fine. You also could just remove the Sphagnum for the terarrium and mix perlite in with the peat and keep it in the terarrium but with the new Peat/Perlite mix. Hope everything works out! Nep.G. ( I have done this before forom the LOWE'S boughten plant and it has worked fine for me.

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    Thanks

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