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willknowitall 08-23-2011 04:53 AM

Riccardia chamedryfolia
Riccardia chamedryfolia , mini pellia or coral moss

hey i just got some of this stuff in the mail from asia
only took 5 days to get here to canada
looks in great shape
its grown on stainless steel mesh
any one have any experience with this stuff
im hoping to spread it out on rocks and maybe more mesh
any input appreciated

Rainer 09-08-2011 12:48 AM

I'm curious about it too. How's yours turning out?

daworldisblack 12-08-2012 08:16 AM

where did you get your's from?

chad320 12-08-2012 09:07 AM

IME it likes good lighting. With that usually comes Co2 and ferts but not necessarily. If you have it up on some wood and close to your lights it does good lower tech. It attaches to wood and stone well. Its also an algae magnet and has a tendency to collect stray pieces of other mosses. Its a low, slow grower and is easily overtaken/mixed with other mosses so give it some space to get established.

Rainer 12-08-2012 03:22 PM

Any hints for growing emersed?

I tried it using DSM in two batches. The first was misted with water from my EI tank (7.8 pH, 8 GH) and soon went to a dark brown. The second batch did better after I cut the tank water with distilled at a 1:1 ratio.

This suggests the plant does better under softer parameters but other factors can't be ruled out for the first batch apparently dying off.

chad320 12-08-2012 07:02 PM

Ive had bad luck misting/watering any terrestrial plant with EI water. The water evaporates and leaves the salts behind. Eventually the salts build up too much and kill your plant. Excel water will also poison them. I use a deli tub with a hole in the lid. Add some substrate and enough water to reach the top of the sub. Its a slow grower so it will take a few months to put out good emergent fronds. I have some that are 9 months old that are really awesome looking. I think ive only added water once, maybe twice. Use good clean water and they should do just fine.

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