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Re: [Aroid-l] off subject:: rain forest tree moss

How old are the trees you have formed. It may be too soon to expect moss to
suvive attached to them if you have included portland cement in the
construction. Hypertufa containers I have created take a while to leach out
the lime after creation. Once they have done that, just exposing moss spore
to the surface in a humid greenhouse will be enough to get it going. It
would also be interesting to hear of your creation techniques. I may have
some mosses/Selaginalla that might work if you will contact me off list.


Original Message:
From: Sheldon Hatheway sfhatheway@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:06:45 -0700 (PDT)
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] off subject::  rain forest tree moss

Thanks for taking the time to reply.  What I'm looking
for is a dense-growing, green, and relatively short
(less than 6") moss that usually grows around the
limbs like a shag carpet.  It doesn't hang down like
the Spanish moss, which I already have.  I've tried
the local tree moss, but it doesn't tolerate
greenhouse temperatures very well.  Thanks again for
your interest.

Sheldon Hatheway

--- Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com> wrote:

> You must mean Spanish Moss? It's a very common
> Tillandsia and anyone in FL 
> or the nearby southern states will probably be happy
> to grab some from 
> their back yard and mail it to you. (I can't send
> you any because I live in 
> the north.)
> It requires high humidity, of course, to thrive.
> -Ken
> Sheldon Hatheway wrote:
> > Hi, everyone!
> > 
> > I am making some hypertufa "trees" for my new
> > greenhouse and would like to get some of that
> nifty
> > moss that grows on the branches of those big trees
> in
> > the tropical rainforests.  Do any of you know
> where I
> > can get some?  I can't afford a trip to the
> tropics
> > myself at the moment (I spent all my vacation
> money
> > for many years to come on the new greenhouse). 
> Any
> > help, especially from you botanical garden
> curators,
> > would be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> > Sheldon Hatheway
> > sfhatheway@yahoo.com
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