Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Sphag

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Rollinsford, NH

    Default Sphag

    Ok, so I had a cp that croaked last summer but the sphag it was growing in seemed to continue living. Well, I brushed off the snow about three weeks ago and stuffed it under my lights, and it is greening up pretty well (with tiny heads of moss growing now). Has anyone had success in growing sphag? Could you offer any tips? Right now I have it in a glazed drip tray growing on a substrate of peat and sand (mixed 50/50). I know the stuff doesn't like to drown, so I keep the water level about even with the substrate.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Northern DE


    This is very very late, but I thought I'd chip in. By now, you're probably getting pretty good growth, but I've found live sphag to grow best when it's kept really wet. In fact, you can take those green growth heads and stick them right into some distilled water. I had a glazed ceramic bowl growing all summer with live sphag, and I just kept it wet right up to the bottoms of the topmost heads. The bottom layers will die off, but the tops stay green and keep spreading. These little patches are great to use as a reservoir to see live LFS into other plants, pots, etc.

Similar Threads

  1. Help with Sphag n' Bag Techniques
    By douglas in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: August 19th, 2010, 01:27 PM
  2. Sphag and Bag.....
    By mtequine in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 1st, 2006, 09:39 PM
  3. Successful sphag & bag!
    By OrchidTraci in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 4th, 2005, 06:09 AM
  4. My sphag 'n bag catt...
    By cattlover in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: September 9th, 2004, 08:15 PM
  5. Where go you buy your sphag?
    By dahlia_guy in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: May 30th, 2004, 05:03 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.