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Sphagnum Moss Growth

Discussion in 'Substrates/Bedding/Flooring' started by Heidi01, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Heidi01

    Heidi01 Active Member

    I've changed my water dragons substrate to Sphagnum moss. How long before I might start seeing it grow? Does it need changing like the previous substrates
  2. AdamL8

    AdamL8 Elite Member

    I don't think the sphagnum moss sold in most stores is still living, just harvested pre-dried moss that holds moisture well.
  3. Heidi01

    Heidi01 Active Member

    This one says "Live" on the packet from Pets at Home
  4. AdamL8

    AdamL8 Elite Member

    That may be a good sign that it's not the dead version. I have no idea about the live one though.
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Even the dried stuff may come back to life once dampened. I used to experiment with a method of plant propagation called air layering where you wrap a banch on a tree with damp sphagnum and then cover it in plastic to root.. It was not unusual to have the damp moss green up.

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