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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:47 pm 
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There is moss growing in my Phal pots. I assume this is the result of watering with rain water which is carrying the spores. It is quite thick and retgrows quickly after repotting. Do most people use tap water?

I have not seen any obvious detriment cause by the moss, though it does shade the roots and holds water for much longer than clean compost.


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 Post subject: Re: Moss in the pots
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:11 pm 
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This will always happen particularly if the plants are in clear pots exposed to the light. I use rain water and have quite a bit of moss growing on the top of my seedling pots where I use rockwool cubes as a substrate. I find it useful as an indicator to the moisture content of the pots.

I use very few clear pots so the moss growth inside my pots is negligible but would not worry me at all.

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