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Will this grow? HC dry start


Does this look okay? I got kind of lazy to put individual strands so put in clumps.


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Provided that you have the other requirements for dry start, clumps of HC will grow just fine (though it will take longer to form a uniform carpet).

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Does the saran wrap on top need to be air tight? I have a manzanita branch that comes out from the top, so there's some holes on the top. Will that be an issue?

How often should I be spraying?


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Does the saran wrap on top need to be air tight? I have a manzanita branch that comes out from the top, so there's some holes on the top. Will that be an issue?

How often should I be spraying?
You don't want it to be air tight from what I've read, you want a little air exchange.
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Does the saran wrap on top need to be air tight? I have a manzanita branch that comes out from the top, so there's some holes on the top. Will that be an issue?

How often should I be spraying?
The saran wrap does not need to be air tight; there should be some air exchange. I have found that punching holes sometimes is not enough, and so leave the saran wrap open for about an hour a day (don't forget to put it back on).

I usually give a light misting once a day, or every other day.

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The saran wrap does not need to be air tight; there should be some air exchange. I have found that punching holes sometimes is not enough, and so leave the saran wrap open for about an hour a day (don't forget to put it back on).

I usually give a light misting once a day, or every other day.
How can you tell if it's "not enough"?

Also, is HC a stem plant? Meaning if they grow taller, can I snip them and replant?


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How can you tell if it's "not enough"?

Also, is HC a stem plant? Meaning if they grow taller, can I snip them and replant?
In general, "not enough" (air exchange) results in musty smelling air, and eventually, mould/fungus forming on the plants/substrate.

HC is a stem plant, so yes, you can snip any little branch offs and replant.

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