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Repotting with sphagnum moss and ready mixed carnivorous plant compost.

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My new sphagnum project. Just done it today. Live sphagnum spread over pure Irish peat moss now to see if it grows. Going to put plastic wrap over top!a1010fd0ecffa9f14c4e6a743549c080.jpgbd9d428f753b385c003549c46023dad3.jpg

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All depends on how sterile each component is from gathering to using the water.
From reading here you should aim for 50-70 ppm or less for most carnies.
Hi JuanP, the number reading I'm getting in my rain water is 000 - 011,

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I'm not a sphagnum expert, but I'd be wary about covering it with plastic/glass. It might get too hot in the sun. I've grown palustre (?) for years without covering it over. It grows wild in the UK with full exposure to all the elements.

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1 hour ago, Karsty said:

I'm not a sphagnum expert, but I'd be wary about covering it with plastic/glass. It might get too hot in the sun. I've grown palustre (?) for years without covering it over. It grows wild in the UK with full exposure to all the elements.

That's true, you can't cover it and then put it in full sun, it turns completely white even when wet and just dies. There is no need to cover Sphagnum but as they are fresh cuttings you can raise the water level

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That's true, you can't cover it and then put it in full sun, it turns completely white even when wet and just dies. There is no need to cover Sphagnum but as they are fresh cuttings you can raise the water level
I read somewhere to cover it for the first week or so then take it off.

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Looks fine, don't worry. They also won't die suddenly, if they are too dry they become white but will still be alive. They are only too wet when they are submerged for too long in my opinion.

 

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I would recommend letting them get drier than they are now, then applying more water. Just like Koen says, they tell you when they are too dry by becoming very very pale and pretty much looking dry. But as he says, they will survive this, as long as it doesn't go on for a very long time. I wouldn't recommend keeping them sopping wet all the time.

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