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Live Sphag. moss cultivation

May 4, 2020
Is it possible to get and cultivate live sphagnum moss from previously dried lfs? If so, I need all the help and advice on this you guys can give me.

Note: The lfs has been very moist for about a week now (as I have used it as the medium for my freshly repotted drosera) and recently I have noticed some greenery on it and I'm not sure wether it's signs of life or just algae.

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Sep 29, 2008
Madison, WI USA
Yes, dried LFS almost always will come back to life from spores given the right conditions. One week seems a bit fast, I'd hazard a guess that it is algae currently, but I could be wrong. Look up some photos of live LFS. It iwll tend to be a lighter green than most algaes.
As for cultivating it, some LFS in with some wet peat as a substrate under light will usually do the trick. I have a grow rack, and any of my enclosed containers have it pop up without fail.