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By bay_area_botanicals
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Been needing to repot a few of my tropical plants but I'm all out of sphagnum moss. Does anyone know of a cheap place to buy it, or is there a better alternative to "Spagmoss"? I've heard of people using orchid bark but never tried it myself.
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By ChefDean
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You can get cheap LFSM, or you can get good LFSM. There's rarely good, cheap LFSM.
However, people have occasionally reported finding deals on Chilean LFSM on Ebay or Amazon.
The best stuff (in my opinion) is New Zealand LFSM, but Chilean is a good second choice.
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By Panman
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I'd go with BetterGro orchid moss from Lowes. Cheap and pretty good. It lasts me a couple of years before needing repotting.
By tommyr
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I get Besgrow on Amazon. A little expensive but not too bad. I used to use it on a few VFTs as an experiment and it works fine however it's a big PITA to remove at re-potting time so I switched them back to peat and perlite. MUCH easier to remove. It basically fall off very easily.
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