Orchids forum: Live moss?

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Name: Marcin
Oct 7, 2011 1:25 PM CST
I am realy interested in growing live moss. How do I go about this. Is there a book I can buy that explains this here, or anyone who grows live moss. I just bought a paph from silva orchids in the union square market. It appears to have live moss growing on it. I would scrap some moss off of it but I don't want to disturb the paph or infect it with a disease or some rogue bacteria. This is my first paph.

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Oct 7, 2011 6:01 PM CST
What kind of moss do you want to grow? I have Spanish moss hanging all over the place.

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Oct 7, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Hilarious! We have to buy it here, but it does last if you keep it out of the sun and mist it now and then. The kind Marcin is talking about, I don't want! Shady, damp places don't work well with most orchids, though I did recently buy a Gongora that has live moss in the basket...

Marcin, I have seen instructions on the internet for growing moss by pouring milk on the wood, rock, whatever, and attaching the moss to it, but where you would get the moss , I don't know, unless you collect it form the wild.

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