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    I would definitely get rid of the well water! Usually it has ALOT of minerals in it from the ground that it is filtered through. Get some distilled or R/O water at the grocery store and I bet you'll see a difference.

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    Quote (busr25 @ Mar. 22 2003,10:04)
    Is there correlation between healthy plants & no moss growing, and unhealthy plants with moss growing?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    I tend to agree. When ever I have moss growing in my soil it is a sure sign of death (sorry, busr25). I think it is a wrong mix of soil that causes it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] . As it seems when ever I transplant (Ok not every time) Cp's they get that green moss and then die. Gosh and Spring is suppose to be filled with growth and joy... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] O'well at least I can grow crab grass really good!
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    Quote (Travis @ Mar. 25 2003,10:22)
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    Is there correlation between healthy plants & no moss growing, and unhealthy plants with moss growing?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    I tend to agree. When ever I have moss growing in my soil it is a sure sign of death (sorry, busr25). I think it is a wrong mix of soil that causes it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] . As it seems when ever I transplant (Ok not every time) Cp's they get that green moss and then die. Gosh and Spring is suppose to be filled with growth and joy... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] O'well at least I can grow crab grass really good![/QUOTE]
    mmm, you need a lot of water for moss to grow, and your red dragons need a little less water then others so it tends to sit in the pot, but well water could be letting a bad moss in, but I'm still betting on the ill looking ones being the reds. Are that skinny and sort of narled looking? Twisted around and such? If so, thats just the way red dragons sometimes grow.
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    hey i got some moss in my vft pot. it is a young plant. It doesn't look to healthy. The moss is like single pieces and not bushy moss its kinda like very small furry blades of grass.

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    There are lots of mosses other than Sphagnum that grow in CP pots.
    Here are links to a few photos of some common mosses that you might find in your pots.
    Rhytidiadelphus (Shaggy Moss) http://www.borealforest.org/lichens/lichen13.htm
    Polytrichum (Hair Cap Mosses) http://www.borealforest.org/lichens/lichen10.htm
    http://www.science.siu.edu/landpla....om.JPEG
    Hypnum http://www.science.siu.edu/landplant...es/Hypnum.JPEG
    Breutalia http://www.kaimaibush.co.nz/Bryophyt...ramiaceae.html

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    My S. minor has a thin carpet of that moss on the surface of the media, but it hast always done well.
    There's no 'a' in perlite.

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    I found a Web page that discusses the problem of Polytrichum moss in CP pots.

    http://www.pitcherplant.com/care_sheets/mosses.html

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    I have Hypnum moss on some of my pots, but they are all doing fine.(&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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