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Im completely new to growing plants and not sure if i have the right section but here goes! I keep tropical tortoises and recently had babies hatch. I'd like to add some moss in to the vivarium to keep the humidity up and provide a natural environment.

A friend has kindly sent up some moss she's collected from outside and some is planted in the vivarium in trays so i can rotate them out of the viv as and when it needs to recover a little somewhere cooler. It seems to be going ok, but i'd my problem is that like to grow some on a piece of cork bark i use as a hide in my cooler end of the viv. It is 20-24 degrees C in that side permanently and the whole enclosure is sprayed down daily. I can get two pieces of bark and rotate them so they have chance to recover, but how do i get the moss to attach to the bark?

Thank you for any help!

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Strange question.. Here moss grows quickly in damp darkness.. Trouble getting rid of it.
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I think moss will grown in 24°C without having to be rotated. I've found that it will attach to most anything if it lays on it long enough; a brick, rock, dirt. Can you put a little dirt in your viv? It will certainly attach to dirt.




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I think Bestofour is correct.
Watched on tv yesterday a moss planting outdoors, containers.
The did have a layer of dirt in the container an pressed all sorts of moss into the dirt. Try putting dirt around the logs an pressing moss with roots into it. I have something like that outside an it even grows on cement steps without dirt.

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Guess Jovski left the building and we'll never know how he worked this out.




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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Guess Jovski left the building and we'll never know how he worked this out.


Looks that way, Sheri.

I was going to add that to keep the soil moist would help a lot too.


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