Thread moss for CPs?

ItsDylan

Sprout
Does anyone know how compatible thread moss is with CPs? I would assume that it wouldn't be much different to other mosses, but I've been looking around on the internet a bit and I can't find much of anything on it. Any information would be helpful :)
 

VarunA

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Would you have a picture? In the past I would have directly said that you should avoid anything other than sphagnum (especially if you are a beginner), but if it is some forest moss, you could creatively use it as a top dressing in the pot or something to make it grow and slowly cover over. The fact of the matter is CPs thrive in environments created by sphagnum and its acidity. Sphagnum also holds the water needed for the damp conditions amenable by most Cps.
 

ItsDylan

Sprout
Would you have a picture? In the past I would have directly said that you should avoid anything other than sphagnum (especially if you are a beginner), but if it is some forest moss, you could creatively use it as a top dressing in the pot or something to make it grow and slowly cover over. The fact of the matter is CPs thrive in environments created by sphagnum and its acidity. Sphagnum also holds the water needed for the damp conditions amenable by most Cps.
I was mainly thinking about using it as a top dressing as it is easily accessible to me, plus I think that it would look aesthetically appealing. The main things I was worried about is if they would overgrow the CPs or it adding any unwanted minerals/substances into the soil.
 

VarunA

Carnivorous Plant Addict
If this is what you are talking about:

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Or the moss in the pot above, it will be ok....the only issue is if it starts choking the plant out of air/water. I would make the media a bit loose...poke some holes into it to allow air and water to pass...or else after a while the roots are going to get choked.
 

ItsDylan

Sprout
I don't think that's exactly what it is, but it does grow in a similar looking dense clump, so assume all of those tips should apply. Luckily I'm just trying it out on a plant that isn't important to me, so the results will be helpful regardless of the outcome. Thank you guys so much for the help!
 
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