Worsleya pumice

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:15:13 PDT
Sorry, you're right. Long fiber sphagnum moss. It makes sense now that you say it's very useful for growing seedling epiphytes since Worsleyas are very similar to epiphytes although I'd say they are lithophytes since they really do grow in large cracks in mountain-sized granite boulders. In my climate, I have found Pamianthe to be less fussy about drainage than Worsleya, and I grow it more like an orchid mostly in large orchid bark and less sun than Worsleya.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Oct 9, 2013, at 2:19 PM, Nicholas plummer <nickplummer@gmail.com> wrote:

> Lee,
> By "long-fiber peat," do you mean undecomposed sphagnum moss or some sort
> of decomposed peat that retains long fibers?  All the the peat that I have
> ever seen was thoroughly decomposed into small brown particles.  Sphagnum
> moss, on the other hand, does come in long-fiber forms and is very useful
> for growing seedling epiphytes.  I planted some of the Paminanthe seed that
> was recently offered on the PBX in sphagnum.  Currently waiting to see if
> they will germinate.
> Regards,
> Nick

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